Colorado Medical Marijuana Regulators Want Your Feedback

Colorado Medical Marijuana Regulators Want Your Feedback

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The full text of the current rules expected to change, as well how the changes will affect them, are in this public CDPHE document . A quick summary: Changes to align with Senate Bill 17-017 This change would incorporate post traumatic stress disorder into the list of disabling medical conditions that qualify for medical marijuana. Some parts of the current medical marijuana code have a different standard for individuals with a disabling medical condition. Changes to align with House Bill 16-1373 This change would recognize that a caregiver shall not possess medical marijuana at school-sponsored events, The modification stems from a bill connected to Jack Splitt, a young medical marijuana patient who battled to medicate at school and recently passed away. This adjustment is part of an overall bill that requires Colorado school districts to adopt medical marijuana policies. Increase application processing fee by $10 A proposed $10 increase to application fees would bring the total fee to $25 starting in May 2018. The fee was reduced from $35 to $15 in 2014, but current budget estimates project a $10 increase is needed to cover "direct and indirect costs to sustain the Medical Marijuana Registry Program, including critical services such as customer and technical support." Technical clean-up These changes include fixing typos, formatting discrepancies and removing language that is no longer applicable to the medical marijuana code, such as requirements to mail-in patient or caregiver information now that patients will soon be able to make Medical Marijuana Registry updates online . Online responses are anonymous and will be accepted until Thursday, November 30; mail-in feedback will also be accepted until Saturday, December 30. The changes are expected to take place on January 17, 2018. Visit the CDPHE survey to learn more.

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