31, 2017.

As of Thursday, the office was processing applications received by mail on Jan. 31, 2017. More than 6,000 pieces of mail remain in the hopper – including the 4,178 pieces of mail that arrived in February. As the state switches over to an online application system, what amounts to a heavy workload for the registry’s limited processing crew is causing frustration among some within the state’s medical marijuana community. “They can’t seem to get their act together in renewing people’s statuses,” said Rob medical marijuana Cagen, 70, of Fort Collins, whose medical marijuana card expired this week. “It seems crazy.” In final hours of session, Colorado lawmakers fail to define public use of marijuana The mailed application wait times, which typically have been 20 to 30 days, have spiked as a result of January’s debut of the online registry. And patients like Cagen, who was unable to register online, are having to wait as long as two months for their card. “That’s a massive amount of time to wait for your doctor-recommended medicine,” said Brian Vicente, a partner with Vicente Sederberg, a law firm specializing in cannabis regulations. Vicente also is a director of Sensible Colorado, a medical marijuana patient advocacy group.

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