Health department to hold hearing on pot rules

DENVER — The Colorado Board of Health is holding a hearing on rules that would require caregivers to be more involved in their patients’ lives.

Under rules being considered today, caregivers would have to help patients with day-to-day activities such as cooking, shopping or driving to appointments to keep their legal protection.

The regulations would not affect dispensaries, which serve large numbers of patients.

Colorado Springs caretaker Michael Marcella tells the Denver Post that the regulations would cause upheaval in Colorado’s caregiver community because most disabled patients have other people in their lives who can help them cook or clean


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