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Governor Signs Stricter Medical Marijuana Requirements into Law

MARIJUANA-300Colorado’s governor signed into law a new crackdown on medical marijuana. Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill yesterday that directs state health authorities to set new guidelines for doctors who recommend pot for “severe pain.” That’s the most common condition on Colorado’s medical marijuana registry. The new law will also Continue reading

Lawmakers Renewing Marijuana Rules

MARIJUANA-300Colorado is moving ahead with its medical marijuana regulations – but questions remain about how far the state plans to go to drive medical pot users to the new recreational market. Colorado is the only state that regulates the sale of pot for both medical and recreational purposes. A bill to renew the medical rules won Continue reading

Marijuana Legislation to be Heard this Week

MARIJUANA-300Several marijuana-related bills await legislative action this week. The most controversial is an attempt to increase oversight on caregivers, those designated to grow medical marijuana on behalf of patients. The bill up for its first hearing Thursday also makes it harder to claim “severe pain” as a qualifying condition for a medical Continue reading

Legislature Considers Complete Overhaul of Marijuana Regs

MARIJUANA-300Two years into recreational marijuana legalization, Colorado is taking a second look at its rules for medical marijuana. A panel of state senators is indicating the process could get messy. They voted yesterday to scrap most of the administration’s suggestions on updating the state’s regulations governing medical pot Continue reading

Several Bills Introduced on Opening Day of State Legislative Session

Co-State-Capital-300After legislative leaders outlined their broad priorities in opening remarks yesterday, legislators introduced the first batch of bills for the 2015 Colorado legislative session. The proposals give more specifics about what Continue reading

Lawmakers to Consider Caregiver Restrictions

MARIJUANA-300Colorado lawmakers will consider new restrictions on medical marijuana growers during next year’s legislative session. A panel of legislative leaders yesterday approved a bill on a 13-5 vote that would limit how many plants marijuana caregivers can grow for their patients. Currently, caregivers can potentially grow Continue reading

Effort Underway to Restrict Medical Marijuana Caregivers

MARIJUANA-300An effort is underway to more strictly limit the amount of patients a Medical Marijuana provider can have. The rules now allow caregivers to have 10 patients, but those caregivers can apply for a waiver to serve more. The new rules would eliminate that waiver process. Medical marijuana providers Continue reading

Craig Relay-4-Life is Tonight

RELAY-FOR-LIFE-300The Craig Relay 4 Life takes place tonight at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. Participants will walk to raise awareness and funds for the fight against cancer. Cancer survivors, patients, supporters, and caregivers will all take part in a shortened event. Organizers say they are Continue reading

State Looks at New Rules for Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300New rules for the medical marijuana program in Colorado are under consideration by the state Board of Health.  The board is looking at new rules to limit high-volume caregivers. Those are people authorized by the state to grow marijuana on behalf of others, and they’re not subject to state taxes or Continue reading