State readying to enforce new medical marijuana rules

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Following two days of hearings at the Jefferson County Justice Center, the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division of the Colorado Department of Revenue announced new rules will govern Medical Marijuana Centers.

The bulk of testimony during the hearings came from patients concerned about privacy issues. Under the new guidelines, a Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division will collect patient information through a database that monitors purchases “from seed to sale,” and the MMED will receive an alert when a patient purchases more than two ounces of marijuana.

The Cannabis Therapy Institute filed two emergency petitions to protest the proposed policy as a violation of patient privacy.

Starting March 1, the MMED will begin enforcing the 96 pages of rules for the medical marijuana industry.

Public comments are invited until 5 p.m. Feb. 11, and may be emailed to MMEDruleComments@dor.state.co.us.

To review the rules, visit: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Rev-Enforcement/RE/1251575119584