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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Larry Wolk
Colorado plans to crack down on medical marijuana patients, state health department authorities announced Friday, saying it would challenge patients and medical pot growers with permission for more than six plants.
In a story Jan. 14 about marijuana caregivers, The Associated Press reported erroneously the nature of the regulatory oversight for some marijuana caregivers supported by the Colorado Revenue Department. The Department supports requiring some high-volume caregivers to undergo a screening process, but doesn't support regulating them once they're licensed, such as monitoring their plants or levying excise taxes, like commercial growers.
"While some may have expected the investigation would identify one or two risk factors that link these cases, no such link was found," he said in a statement. "It is natural to look at even a single birth anomaly and ask why. But sadly, birth anomalies do occur."
The powerful carcinogen can be a byproduct of oil and gas drilling but can also be found in agricultural fertilizers, Colorado's chief medical officer, Larry Wolk, said.