Undercover minors trying to buy pot at marijuana dispensaries turned away during state test

DENVER - When undercover minors were recently sent into 20 marijuana businesses to test their sales clerks, all of the minors were turned away empty-handed, according to the Colorado Department of Revenue, Marijuana Enforcement Division.

Officials said the minors, under the supervision of police officers, tried to buy marijuana and marijuana products from retail and medical facilities in Denver and Pueblo, during the test.

In each case, the businesses were 100 percent compliant with the law banning sales to people under 21 years of age, officials said.

"The Division prides itself on ensuring public safety; we are pleased with the results and will continue to monitor the businesses to ensure that the compliance efforts are maintained," said Lewis Koski, Director of the Marijuana Enforcement Division.

Businesses that sell to a minor can face a license suspension, a fine per individual violation, a fine in lieu of suspension up to $100,000 and/or license revocation depending on the circumstances.

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