Board of health delays medical marijuana hearing

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Medical marijuana growers will have to wait for clarification about their role as caretakers for people with prescriptions for the drug.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has postponed its Dec. 16 rule making hearing. A new date has not been set.

Department officials want to repeal regulatory language that established criteria for medical marijuana providers to be considered caretakers, and they want more time to explore legal options.

The issue arose after a Nov. 10 decision by Denver District Court Judge Larry Naves that voided the board of health’s regulations about the definition and responsibility of primary caregivers who can dispense marijuana.

Naves ruled that providers had to be caregivers who do more than just supply marijuana.

Check the department’s Web site for rescheduling updates.