The laws on the use of marijuana have been changing over the past couple of years. Marijuana usage of any kind was illegal in all states until a bill passed had changed how some states handle marijuana usage. The new laws in some states like Colorado have become a controversial topic.
“Colorado State now allows people who have a medical marijuana license or certification for medical use to have marijuana in their possession”. No other drug is allowed to be in possession, but medical marijuana of the person licensed to use it. The process in which a person can be allowed to use marijuana for medical use is from a license medical doctor. The person has to have known and present condition that is chronic and continuous. The doctor must feel that the person after examination will benefit from the use of marijuana for pain and relief of the condition symptoms.
When the person is approved by the doctor to use the marijuana for the chronic pain or condition then the individual can request by documenting for a card to carry. “The Colorado laws allow the individual to possess a medical marijuana card to have six plants and two ounces of marijuana in their possession for personal use” .
A business who sells the medical marijuana can only sell to someone who has obtained and has in possession of a medical marijuana card or approved application. If a person only has an application and wants to purchase the product then the seller must get ahold of the CDPE to ensure the individuals’ application is in good standing.
The person who is allowed to have medical marijuana in their possession is not allowed to use it in a public place. The law limits the usage to be in the patients’ home, and out of sight of anyone else in the public sector. The laws are going to be changing and it is informative for the patients who is legally allowed to use it be aware of the changing laws. Colorado emphasizes on Amendment 20 in the state law book for the strict guidelines for medical marijuana patients usage and purchasing of the drug.
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Merritt, J. (2009). Medical Marijuana Laws in Colorado. Colorado Medical Marijuana, 1-6.