Colorado House Bill 1284
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Some of the mandated regulations for growers and providers of medical marijuana are as follows:
- Centers must be able to prove by Sept. 1 that they were growing 70% of the marijuana necessary for their operation.
- The right to prohibit medical marijuana businesses is retained by local municipalities.
- The Department of Revenue will be assigned authority to create the governing rules of Colorado’s medical marijuana industry.
- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration can move marijuana from a Schedule 1 to Schedule 2 controlled substance if the state so requests by January 1, 2012.
- Medical marijuana centers must adhere to security, storage, sanitation, transportation, record-keeping and tax-reporting requirements.
- Medical marijuana center owners may not be operated by the following people: licensed physicians making patient recommendations; anyone under 21 years of age; anyone owing taxes, in default on student loans or owing child support; anyone who has had a felony drug conviction in the past 5 years; any law enforcement officer; anyone who has not been a Colorado resident for at least 2 years.
- Prospective medical marijuana business owners must be fingerprinted for criminal background checks.
- Centers can operate from 8a.m. to 7p.m., must be located at least 1000 feet from a school, college, childcare facility or alcohol and drug treatment facility. Local municipalities may designate different distance restrictions.
- The sites of grow operations are exempt from the colorado Open Records Act.
- Sales tax will be collected at all medical marijuana businesses.
- No consumption of marijuana or related products will be allowed at the centers.
- The state medical marijuana program will receive all fees paid to the industry; they may not be transferred to any other state fund.
- The Department of Revenue has the right to revoke medical marijuana business licenses after an investigation and public hearing.
- Centers are permitted to grow as many as 6 plants and possess up to 2 ounces for each patient who has chosen the center as his or her primary center. An exception will be made if a patient has authorization from a doctor to possess more.
- Caregivers may have a maximum of 5 patients patients are allowed only one caregiver at a time.
- The first $2 million in sales taxes generated by sales of medical marijuana will be split evenly between the colorado Department of Human Services for juveniles and adults with substance abuse problems, and the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing for screening, intervention and treatment for those at risk of substance abuse.