Colo. health board weighs medical marijuana limits

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) - Colorado health officials are considering whether to make medical marijuana rules more restrictive.

The state health board opened a hearing Monday for a proposal to limit marijuana providers to five patients each. It could affect dispensaries that have sprouted up to serve a growing number of patients across Colorado.

Hundreds of people have packed into the hearing room on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver.

Colorado voters allowed the use of medical marijuana in 2000 by passing Amendment 20.

The board voted to limit caregivers to five patients in 2004, but a Denver judge threw that out three years later because the limit was enacted without a hearing.

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