Leading medical marijuana advocates are convinced a new Colorado law will limit patient access and potentially drive some people back to opiates and other pharmaceuticals. The law’s sponsors insist this was not at all what they had in mind when they passed HB21-1317 in a stated effort to keep teenagers from getting and using high-potency cannabis. For cannabis consumers, especially those under the age of 21, this law will bring new purchase limits, strengthened tracking and enforcement of purchases, and new standards for doctor-patient relationships. But it is too soon to know everything that the law portends for medical patients because the future of cannabis access for medical patients will be sorted out through a state rulemaking process that kicked off last week. It will culminate with new rules issued by Jan. 1 by Mark Ferrandino, the former speaker of the House who was appointed by Gov. Jared Polis to lead the Department of Revenue.
Mmp News Author, Medical Marijuana Program Connection, 08/14/2021 22:24:00