Tony Dokoupil..likes.the for-profit regulatory model in Colorado [going forward]…
“There’s a ban on advertising,” he explains. “There are cameras that track the marijuana from bloom to end-consumer, so the diversion into the black market is limited. There are extensive background checks on people who are part of the marketplace ”” so if you want to open a marijuana shop, you have to go through an extensive background check.”
Once that model is in place, the consumer side of things might look a lot like Starbucks.
“I think you will have a variety of products at different levels of intensity, exactly like Starbucks,” Dokoupil says. “You might be able to walk in there and in the case they’ll have 12 different strains of cannabis. Behind the counter there might be hash. There might be edibles, like fizzy drinks or brownies. There could be a hot dog wheel turning. You could put THC in anything.”