Posted by: Patricia Salkin | September 18, 2011

Colorado Governor Signs Amendments to Medical Marijuana Law

On June 2, 2011, Colorado Governor Hickenlooper signed amendments to “clean-up” the State’s Medical Marijuana law.  The new law, among other things, extends the current moratorium on the issuance of licenses to open or operate a medical marijuana dispensary until 2012; relaxes the residency requirements for potential employees of medical marijuana dispensaries; and requires caregivers who grow marijuana for at least five patients to register the location of the plants.

The U.S. Department of Justice has maintained that the federal government will enforce criminal laws against those who engage in the illegal growing and distribution of the drug, whether or not for medicinal purposes authorized by state law, see: http://www.igllp.com/blog  for a description and link to the recent letter s issued by DOJ.

Co. H.B. 1043

The new law can be accessed at: http://www.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2011A/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/35AEB58FDBDA42DD8725781600583CE4?Open&file=1043_enr.pdf


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