Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division gets awful grade in auditor's report

The Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division, which is charged with overseeing dispensaries and other MMJ-related enterprises, has been among the state's most beleaguered institutions for years. Note the big staff cuts last April and the September announcement that no appointments would be available until February. Even so, the damning nature of a new report from the state auditor about Colorado's marijuana regulatory system is still surprising (read it below), as is the blunt title of a release about it: "State Oversight of Colorado's Medical Marijuana Industry Ineffective."
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