Fact check: How a new Colorado law affects access to medical cannabis

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Leading medical marijuana advocates are convinced a new Colorado law will limit patient access and potentially drive some people back to opiates and other pharmaceuticals. But it is too soon to know everything that the law portends for medical patients because the future of cannabis access for medical patients will be sorted out through a state rulemaking process that kicked off last week. But some patients consume several grams a day, often in the form of specific products that few medical dispensaries sell. Serving sizes The legislature asked Ferrandino to rule on a lot more than access and purchase limits. Here’s a fact check on what’s going to change, and what remains to be decided.

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Leading medical marijuana advocates are convinced a new Colorado law will limit patient access and potentially drive some people back to opiates and other pharmaceuticals. The law’s sponsors insist this was not at all what they had in mind when they passed HB21-1317 in a stated effort to keep teenagers from getting and using high-potency cannabis.

For cannabis consumers, especially those under the age of 21, this law will bring new purchase limits, strengthened tracking and enforcement of purchases,...

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