DENVER (AP) — Colorado's medical marijuana program is under review Wednesday. The state Board of Health is scheduled to consider lowering annual fees paid by medical pot patients.
The Board was also expected to hear another request from some patients to dismantle the existing registry and start another one because of security breaches.
Even though marijuana use is now legal for all adults over 21 in Colorado, the state still had more than 109,000 people on a state medical pot registry as of the end of August. Patients pay $35 a year for the right to shop in dispensaries and have higher marijuana possession limits. The pot registry is not supposed to make money, just cover administrative costs, so the Board regularly considers registry price reductions.