Colorado To Crack Down On Medical Marijuana Patients And Caregivers

Larry Wolk, the department’s executive director, said doctors must provide not only medical information about the patients that caused the elevated recommendations but also studies showing that the patients’ conditions require more medical marijuana than average. The Cannabist See a map of Colorado’s recreational marijuana shops Recent Cannabist news Colorado’s constitutional medical marijuana provision limits patients to six plants each unless “greater amounts were medically necessary to address the patient’s debilitating medical condition.” “We need information,” Wolk said. “The constitution says ‘medically necessary.’ ” Wolk made the announcement Friday at a Health Department-hosted town hall meeting on medical marijuana. Also during the meeting, he unveiled a proposed bill that would strictly limit medical marijuana caregivers people who grow cannabis for patients who can’t grow for themselves to serving only five patients and growing no more than six plants per patient. Caregivers can currently apply for a waiver to serve more than five patients. The announcements brought an angry response from the crowd. One medical marijuana activist shouted, “Fascist!” as Wolk spoke. Later, during public testimony, another activist cursed at Wolk. “This is criminal,” said James Clark Jr., a caregiver from Akron who said he serves 25 patients because there are so few caregivers on the Eastern Plains.
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