In Adams County, CO, the ability to own a marijuana business, will be determined by whether you are lucky enough to win the lottery for a license. Even once you get a license, there are many regulations that come into play.
“All industry businesses must be at least 100 feet from churches, youth centers, alcohol or drug rehabilitation facilities, group homes for the developmentally disabled and halfway houses or correctional facilities.”
We get the feeling that these rules (which admittedly make some sense) are only the tip of the iceberg. This is precisely why research, especially on a national scale, is so challenging. When you’re trying to open up locations, who knows which rules embedded in the official law will give you trouble.