Changes Likely In Medical Marijuana Code

COLORADO:   Colorado police say they face a troubling predicament in determining whether medical marijuana grows are legal or illegal.

They have asked the Colorado General Assembly to address that issue in reviewing the state’s medical marijuana code. The Legislature is expected to make several changes to the existing law.

For police, the most important new recommendation would penalize primary caregivers for failing to register their marijuana grow operations. Primary caregivers are individuals who do not operate medical marijuana stores, but provide marijuana and at least one health-related service for authorized patients.

In general, caregivers are allowed to grow six plants per patient, but can grow more with a doctor’s written orders. The current law states that all caregivers must register their grow sites with the Department of Revenue.