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State audit faults Colorado health department handling of medical pot

Eric Gorski
The Denver Post
In this Jan. 26, 2013 photo taken at a grow house in Denver shows a marijuana plant ready to be harvested. Last fall, voters made Washington and Colorado the first states to pass laws legalizing the recreational use of marijuana and setting up systems of state-licensed growers, processors and retail stores where adults over 21 can walk in and buy up to an ounce of heavily taxed cannabis. Both states are working to develop rules for the emerging recreational pot industry, with sales set to begin later this year.(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
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State auditors examining the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s role as gatekeeper to medical marijuana use found lax regulation of physicians, unnecessarily high patient fees and a failure to oversee caregivers.

An audit released Monday is the second rebuke in recent months of Colorado’s efforts to oversee medical marijuana.

In March, auditors came down even harder on the Department of Revenue division charged with regulating medical pot businesses, finding wasteful spending and incomplete enforcement.

Read more: State audit faults Colorado health department handling of medical pot – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_23664801/state-audit-faults-colorado-health-department-handling-medical#ixzz2ZFDVQwN4


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