CO Health Department Seeks MMJ Committee Members
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CO Health Department Seeks MMJ Committee Members
Posted by CN Staff on June 11, 2010 at 18:50:42 PT
By Erica Meltzer, Camera Staff Writer
Source: Daily Camera
Colorado -- The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is seeking applicants to serve on a Medical Marijuana Registry Advisory Committee.The committee will advise the department's executive director regarding rulemaking required by two medical marijuana bills recently passed by the Colorado General Assembly and develop recommendations about implementation. Those recommendations will go to the department director for forwarding to the State Board of Health.
The bills create extensive licensing requirements on medical marijuana dispensaries, regulate doctors who recommend marijuana and ban wholesale growing operations.The 11-member committee will consist of the director of the state's Medical Marijuana Registry, the state's chief medical officer and nine members of the public who will be chosen to represent a patient holding a valid medical marijuana card, a primary caregiver registered with the state, an owner/operator of a medical marijuana center as defined under the new law, a physician with an unrestricted Colorado medical license who recommends marijuana to his or her patients, a licensed health care worker who specializes in addiction medicine, a licensed health care worker who specializes in chronic pain management, a licensed health care worker who specializes in oncology and cancer care, a representative of the law enforcement community and a district attorney or prosecutor. Participation on the committee will require meeting at least once a month over the next year and a willingness to work toward consensus. The application can be found on-line at:  and must be returned by June 30.Applications can be submitted on-line or mailed to Karin McGowan, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive S., Denver, CO 80246-1530.Questions about the committee can be sent to McGowan at:  karin.mcgowan are an estimated 94,000 people in Colorado who have applied to the medical marijuana registry. Of those, 70,000 have not received their card because of a backlog. Source: Daily Camera (Boulder, CO)Author: Erica Meltzer, Camera Staff WriterPublished: June 11, 2010Copyright: 2010 The Daily CameraWebsite: openforum dailycamera.comURL: Medical Marijuana Archives
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