Colorado is the first state in the nation to issue business licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries and the makers of marijuana-infused products, the Denver Post reports. Eleven businesses have received licenses, and seven more are likely to receive them soon. The state has asked local governments to double-check that 467 more businesses have local approval. Medical marijuana advocates credit the thoroughness of Colorado’s regulations on cannabis sales for protecting these businesses from federal intervention.

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