The backlog of patients seeking medial marijuana cards in Colorado has been cleared, and about 2 percent of the state now has permission to buy pot.
The state health department said Tuesday that the backlog of patients seeking marijuana was settled earlier this month. The number of marijuana patients is about 116,000 -- meaning about 2 in 100 Coloradans holds a card.
Mark Salley of the health department says the backlog clearance means that people who apply for medical marijuana cards will know within the 35 days required by law as to whether their applications have been approved.
For months, the state backlog of would-be marijuana patients was so long that applicants were allowed to buy pot as long as they could prove they'd applied.
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