DENVER (AP) — Colorado's state health board has rejected a move to limit suppliers of medical marijuana to helping only five patients at a time.
The board voted 6-3 Monday night after several hours of testimony to defeat the proposal by the state health department. People in the audience of about 100 cheered.
The board adopted other recommended changes, including a requirement that patients get their signatures notarized on applications for the medical marijuana registry.
State health and law enforcement officials argued the system is susceptible to fraud and causes confusion over who can legally grow marijuana.
Opponents objected to meddling with the voter-approved constitutional amendment allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes.
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Monday, July 20, 2009