In the early 1970s, the United States Congress placed marijuana in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act because it was considered to have no medical use. Since then over a dozen states have legalized marijuana for medical use, and more and more states are pushing for their own legislation to legalize the use of…

In 2000, Colorado voters authorized the use of Colorado medical marijuana with Amendment 20 to the state Constitution. The amendment took effect in June 2001. More than 4,000 people are employed in the legal Colorado marijuana industry. They wear official badges showing they have complied with all state security guidelines. The Colorado Constitution allows patients…