Medical marijuana: Patients who only need caretaker for pot can't have one, new rules say

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's new rules about the "Medical Use of Marijuana" went into effect on July 31 and have caused few gripes thus far. But attorney Warren Edson sees several problems with the regs on view below, including contradictions with HB 1043, the so-called MMJ clean-up bill signed into law earlier this year, and an edict stating that any patient who only needs a caretaker for weed isn't allowed to designate one.
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