Marijuana Money Prompts Legal Flap In CO

By: AP
By: AP

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado is facing accusations of misusing money from medical marijuana patients.

State lawmakers are considering using nearly $8 million from fees patients pay for medical marijuana cards to revive the cash-strapped Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division, which regulates pot growers and sellers.

In response, some medical marijuana patients have threatened to sue. And some state lawmakers have accused the MMED of charging high licensing fees but now saying there's not enough money to issue licenses.

The bill to transfer the marijuana money is pending in the Senate. If it doesn't pass by midnight Wednesday, the transfer proposal is dead for the year.

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