Colorado medical marijuana rule gets court review
DENVER, Colorado – Medical marijuana rules are headed to a Denver judge.
Denver District Court Judge Larry Naves has scheduled a hearing Tuesday morning on state regulations limiting who can supply the drug to patients.
The state board of health temporarily narrowed the definition last week. But medical marijuana supporters are asking Naves to block those limits from taking effect, saying the state didn’t give enough notice of the vote.
The question is about the definition of “caregiver” and who can supply marijuana to people who medically qualify to use the drug. It’s unclear how long it will take Naves to decide whether to block the new rule.
The state health board is planning to make its final decision on Dec. 16.