Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division
Marijuana regulation is moving at a halting pace in Colorado, where lawmakers Thursday extended a self-imposed deadline to agree how the newly legal drug should be grown, packaged and sold.
Colorado’s medical marijuana regulations are badly enforced and in need of dramatic overhaul, state auditors concluded in a blistering 89-page report released Tuesday.
The best-laid plans of Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division have backfired, leading to what one lawmaker is calling gross government excess.
Colorado is facing accusations of misusing money from medical marijuana patients.
There’s a plan to rescue the state’s new Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division. The funding has dried up and nearly half the staff had to be transferred.
Colorado is cutting its medical marijuana enforcement staff by more than half because the state isn’t collecting enough licensing fees to pay for them.
People in towns across Colorado are voting on whether to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in their communities. They include Fort Collins, Palisade, Brush, Routt County and several others.
Several medical marijuana dispensary licenses have been denied and many other locations have been fined after a state investigation. Those dispensaries were determined to be in violation of a rule that requires them to grow at least 70 percent of their marijuana.
Three medical marijuana businesses and some patients have filed a lawsuit seeking to block the city of Loveland from enforcing a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in town.
The state says nearly 100 medical marijuana dispensaries are believed to be violating Colorado’s new law. That figure represents about 12 percent of the 800 dispensaries that have applied for licenses.
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