2018 legislature back, may consider cannabis delivery services
Last update: February 15, 2018
The General Assembly reconvened for the second of its two-year session in January. One of the more notable bills presented so far would allow a few local communities to test delivery services for both medical and non-medical cannabis. HB18-1092 would create a new category of cannabis business licensee and a pilot program in select locations.
Under the proposed law, the state regulators would enter into agreements with up to three local governments to establish delivery programs and issue up to 15 licenses in each of the three locations to applicants that meet state standards. Communities would report back to lawmakers on the success of the program in 2020.
A somewhat peculiar bill got headlines early in the session but appears to have stalled. SB 29 would have required research into a tracking system that could be “applied to a marijuana plant, marijuana product, industrial hemp, or industrial hemp product and then scanned by a device” to determine whether or not it was produced by a licensed producer. While perhaps well intentioned, the bill raised troubling legal and technical questions.
Families find hope high in the Rocky Mountains
In the summer of 2013, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta released a documentary about medical marijuana called Weed, featuring a CBD-rich cannabis oil that could save lives. The oil successfully treated seizures caused by intractable epilepsy, which sometimes occur hundreds of times per day. Soon, more than a hundred families flocked to Colorado, most with a child suffering from similar seizures. They called themselves “medical refugees,” and Colorado’s medical cannabis was their last hope.
If you or someone you know would like to become a registered medical marijuana patient in Colorado, please visit the Department of Public Health and Environment’s website for a list of frequently asked questions, application information, and materials.