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Colorado public health officials are concerned about whether doctors prescribing medical marijuana actually have a relationship with every patient who receives medical marijuana prescriptions. Continue Reading Pot prescriptions scrutinized

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Judge: Pot shops have constitutional rights

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Medical marijuana patients have a constitutional right to buy pot, not just use it, according to a judicial ruling made yesterday. Continue Reading Judge: Pot shops have constitutional rights

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is leaving clarification of the “significant provider” clauses of the medical marijuana constitutional amendment up to the state’s court system and the General Assembly. The department recently had to rescind a ruling that defined the responsibility a caregiver has for a medical marijuana patient, after its language conflicted… Continue Reading Dept. of health to let lawmakers, courts define ‘caregiver’ for marijuana distribution

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Growth of a quasi-legal enterprise

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Like King Canute commanding the tide to recede, the Colorado Springs City Council evidently believes that it can slow down and control the de facto legalization of marijuana in Colorado. During 2000, Colorado voters approved a constitutional amendment allowing marijuana to be prescribed for eight specific health conditions. Since then, the number of people for… Continue Reading Growth of a quasi-legal enterprise

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The 20th Amendment to the Colorado Constitution authorizes the medical use of marijuana for people suffering from debilitating medical conditions and establishes an affirmative defense to state criminal laws for patients and their primary caregivers. While some distributors of medical marijuana and law enforcement agencies say the amendment is too vague and that some form… Continue Reading Distributors, law enforcement seek medical marijuana regulation

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More potent; more options

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Use of marijuana for medicinal reasons is settled, constitutional law in Colorado — but drug counselors warn: this isn’t your parents’ weed. Today’s cannabis is up to five times more potent than that of the 1970s, researchers say, and users have ways of delivering higher levels of THC to their systems — creating a new… Continue Reading More potent; more options

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So many people wanted to attend a meeting about changing medical marijuana registry rules that the state’s board of health had to postpone the March hearing to find a bigger location. The meeting is now tentatively scheduled for sometime during June, but once officials find a venue, the new meeting information will be posted at http://www.cdphe.state.co.us. The… Continue Reading Masses miss out on March medical marijuana meeting

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