Colo. Senate gives initial OK to medical marijuana bill
DENVER – A bill aimed at preventing people from gaming the medical marijuana law won initial backing in the Senate on Friday.
The measure requires that doctors review a person’s medical history and give them a full exam before recommending medical marijuana. It also bars doctors from writing recommendations inside pot dispensaries.
The Senate did make some changes to the bill.
Patients wouldn’t have to go for follow up doctors visits. Sen. Chris Romer says legislators may need to revisit that change to make sure the bill is strong enough to cut down on fraud.
Those between 18 and 21 would have to get the backing of two doctors before becoming medical marijuana users.
A final vote is expected in the Senate next week.