Medical marijuana database puts patients at risk of federal prosecution, advocate says (VIDEO)

Colorado's Department of Revenue unveiled draft regulations for the medical marijuana industry at a marathon meeting yesterday -- and most concerning for the Cannabis Therapy Institute's Laura Kriho was a plan to phase out the current MMJ registry and replace it with a database she says will include "24-7 access for law enforcement." In her opinion, the result is a serious threat to patient privacy that violates the Colorado and U.S. constitutions.
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