Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Medical marijuana vote a victory for patients

The Denver Post
"A proposal that would have effectively shut down medical-marijuana dispensaries was rejected Monday night by the Colorado Board of Health.

In addition to voting down a plan to limit medical-marijuana caregivers to five patients each, the board also refused to require that caregivers help patients with daily activities. The board did, however, agree to changes meant to prevent fraud — and left the door open to revisiting the cap on patients another time.

"We're happy the board did the compassionate thing," said Brian Vicente, the director of Sensible Colorado. "This is a win for Coloradan sick patients and the voters."

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