CO. To Crack Down on MMJ Patients & Caregivers

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  CO. To Crack Down on MMJ Patients & Caregivers

Posted by CN Staff on March 29, 2014 at 08:23:31 PT
By John Ingold, The Denver Post 
Source: Denver Post 

Colorado -- Colorado health officials on Friday announced a new crackdown on medical marijuana patients whose doctors have given them permission to grow more than the standard number of marijuana plants.Starting Monday, the Colorado Health Department will send out letters to doctors who recommended the elevated plant counts and the patients who benefit, requiring them to provide more documentation on the need for the extra plants.
Dr. Larry Wolk, the department's executive director, said doctors must provide not only medical information about the patients that caused the elevated recommendations but also studies showing that the patients' conditions require more medical marijuana than average.Colorado's constitutional medical marijuana provision limits patients to six plants each unless "greater amounts were medically necessary to address the patient's debilitating medical condition.""We need information," Wolk said. "The constitution says 'medically necessary.' "SnippedComplete Article: Denver Post (CO)Author: John Ingold, The Denver PostPublished: March 28, 2014Copyright: 2014 The Denver Post Website: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews  Medical Marijuana Archives 

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Comment #6 posted by schmeff on March 30, 2014 at 11:33:33 PT
Never get on their list
I have never believed in the requirement to 'register' in exchange for permission to use MMJ. My health is MY business. Butt out!
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Comment #5 posted by Oleg the Tumor on March 29, 2014 at 18:52:51 PT:
The Firesign Theatre did this already!
From "Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers" (1960's)"Hodie, Hodie, All rise for the courtroom scene."Bailiff: "You promise to call it property, propiety, parality, surety, security and-not-hurt-the-State? Say, "What". Defendant: "WHAT?"Bailiff: (clearing his throat) "Take your stand."____________________________________But we're getting closer! Even if I do fear that when we get there, waiting for us will be a whole new generation of Dickensian "rentseekers".This sad, comic soap opera goes on and on . . .
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Comment #4 posted by runruff on March 29, 2014 at 15:45:16 PT
It can be only two of two things!
That ear piercing, screeching noise you hear like fingernails on a chalkboard, it is the scraping sounds of the moral mercenaries trying to hold onto their gravy train as it leaves the station!The other clamor and discord you hear is the sound of the nattering, nabobs of negativism who's "job" it is to stave off the mmj industry for as long as possible. I have said, every day they can hinder, detour or stymie the mmj industry, is one more day of profit for the toxic pill pushers! 
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Comment #3 posted by swazi-x on March 29, 2014 at 15:21:16 PT
The One Major Flaw
This is the problem with having to register as a "medical cannabis patient". They know who/where you are which makes it easy to treat you differently. No registration and - as it should be - no indication of what you take or don't take on file with the government. We can thank all those desperate soon-to-be-laid-off local cops and narcotics task force morons and their friends in government for this intrusive, repressive idea that they know more than physicians about cannabis and should be entitled to know our personal medical details. It's akin to registering as Jewish in '40s Germany.This is the perfect example of how the drug war has perverted law enforcement into believing they're allowed to ignore our civil rights when it comes to anything drug related. How many police break the law in order to catch law breakers? Why should anyone other than our own physician have any say in our medical situation - especially cops who make bank off imprisoning citizens?Many call California's MMJ situation "chaotic" (mainly those who are clueless about just how useful cannabis is in daily life), but we don't have a Central Information repository of cannabis users waiting like a fat pinata for some dicknuts government lawyer to figure out how to break open with some twisted interpretation of our cannabis law. They're still trying, they just have to work a bit harder to find us. As it should be.
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Comment #2 posted by keninsj on March 29, 2014 at 12:03:10 PT:
Loved your post. Oh the irony. 
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Comment #1 posted by HempWorld on March 29, 2014 at 10:46:07 PT
Is this the comical gift that keeps on giving?Cracking down on MMJ in a state that has LEGALIZED personal use AND cultivation?Well, it sure is a great, make-work program! We are from the gov't, and we are here to help!When is this witch hunt over?
Check this out! Watch it grow, beautiful! (w Music)
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