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Sweet Leaf owner Mathew Aiken was recently featured on “CBS This Morning” in a video addressing the strict laws on the marijuana industry and why Colorado communities are quickly growing fond of their local dispensaries.
Running a legal marijuana center is unlike anything else. Each city decides for itself whether to allow or ban dispensaries. The guidelines for being a legitimate marijuana business change from zip code to zip code. At Sweet Leaf, we embrace the strict guidelines set by the various areas where we open our shops.
Some are surprised by the “unlikely benefits” of a dispensary joining their neighborhoods. At Sweet Leaf, we pride ourselves on having a positive impact on the communities that we are a part of. When we decide to make a space our own, we combine our unique energy with the personality of the area to ensure a good fit. Many times we replace everything from parking lots to roofs turning dilapidated strip malls into refreshing new business fronts; a change the whole community can enjoy.
We are Colorado proud. Sweet Leaf uses as many local vendors as possible ensure that as Matthew Aiken says, “The money we make stays here in Colorado!”. As of January 1st, recreational marijuana stores in Aurora are required to pay a 5% excise tax and a 2% sales levy in addition to state taxes.
It’s awesome to see the positive effects we are making in the communities we’re a part of and despite the burden of such strict regulation, we’re pumped to be a part of their continued betterment for years to come.