September/October issue of NFPA Journal looks at fire and life safety issues in the booming commercial marijuana industry and the lessons learned from the state of Colorado

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Sep 13, 2016

nfpajournal9161.jpgThe latest issue of NFPA Journal explores the building and fire safety challenges that come with the burgeoning marijuana industry as several states look at legalization at the polls this November.


In the cover story, “Growing Pains,” Associate Editor Jesse Roman explores the fast-paced commercialization history of marijuana, chronicling Colorado’s transition to medical marijuana legalization and authorized recreational use in just three short years. Growers, inspectors, fire officials, and other stakeholders weigh in on the different hazards that Colorado encountered along the way and that, in some cases, remain unresolved as other states seek to legalize pot later this fall.


Learn more about what is included in this month's issue by taking a look at the full press release. Read the digital version of the September/October 2016 issue using the NFPA Journal mobile app. The app is available for iOS and Android devices and is available through the Apple App Store and Google Play.