Legal Marijuana Shops Refuse Sales To Underage Customers, Study Finds

Legal Marijuana Shops Refuse Sales To Underage Customers, Study Finds

When it comes to purchasing marijuana, customers in Colorado and Washington State will have a hard time buying it at licensed cannabis shops without presenting ID first. A new study, published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs this month, finds that “compliance with laws restricting marijuana sales” to those 21 and older with a valid ID “was high” in the two western states, which were the first to legalize cannabis. To determine whether age and identification restriction policies are working as intended, the team of researchers sent would-be buyers who “appeared young” with no ID, or who were underage, into 85 marijuana stores in Colorado and 90 in Washington, to investigate their adherence to state laws. “Buyers were asked to present an ID at some point in all” of the 349 total visits, the authors note, whether at the door, on the sales floor or at the counter attempting a purchase. Overall, refusal rates were higher in Colorado, which had a nearly perfect record of refusing marijuana sales to the secret shoppers, than in Washington. That difference, the authors note, could be due to Washington stores being less likely to check IDs at the door. “More than…

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