26 March 2016

The Cannabist reports

. The project began in the fall and will make marijuana license data more readily available to the public. “This is a significant step in the evolution of MED’s commitment to transparency and providing information to the public,” said new division director Jim Burack.

The overhaul will roll out in four stages, the first of which — allowing users to search by individual license holders and licensed facilities — was implemented this week. Stage two will link business owners to their respective licensed facilities, which could be medical or recreational shops, grows or infused product manufacturers.

“They’re going to have access to the names, the license numbers, the status of the license, the expiration dates and whether the license was approved, revoked or denied,” said Will Lukela, the agent-in-charge of background investigations and licensing.

News of the website comes after a Denver Post investigation showed obtaining basic information about the state’s cannabis entrepreneurs was impossible without paying fees. The state’s pot-only privacy policy stood in contrast to what is available about owners of other state-licensed businesses.

Full report at   http://www.thecannabist.co/2016/03/23/colorado-marijuana-business-owners-info-med/50624/