(Brent Lewis, The Denver Post)

Colorado medical marijuana laws: Sweeping revisions await gov’s OK

Colorado’s governor is signing into law a new crackdown on medical marijuana.

UPDATE: Get details on the provisions of Senate Bill 14 signed into law Monday.

Gov. John Hickenlooper was scheduled Monday to sign a bill that directs state health authorities to set new guidelines for doctors who recommend pot for “severe pain.” That’s the most common condition on Colorado’s medical marijuana registry.

The new law will also direct marijuana caregivers to inform patients that the pot they’re using may not be tested for potency or contaminants.

The measure updates marijuana regulations that were written before Colorado made weed legal for adults in 2012.


Online: Senate Bill 14