Colorado lawmakers look at more marijuana regulaitons
DENVER – Lawmakers will likely be asked to back rules regulating medical marijuana dispensaries rather than trying to get rid of them all together.
Rep. Tom Massey plans to introduce a bill next week that would require criminal background checks for people selling medical marijuana along with regular inspections and audits of the businesses. The details are still being worked out but Massey says they would also likely have to convert dispensaries into clinics, which typically have doctors and nutritionists.
The move is opposed by Attorney General John Suthers, who says regulating dispensaries would legitimize them.
The full Senate is expected to vote Friday on another proposal aimed at blocking recreational users from getting medical marijuana cards.
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