Pot activists to sue over Colorado rules

DENVER — Marijuana groups representing thousands of patients and caregivers are suing to block Colorado’s sweeping limits on how pot can be sold starting Friday.

Four groups including the Rocky Mountain Caregivers Collective and the Cannabis Patient Alliance planned to file suit today in Boulder County. They want to void large parts of a law passed last year setting up the nation’s most regulated pot marketplace.

The plaintiffs say lawmakers went too far in requiring caregivers to do more than grow pot for their patients, and that caregivers shouldn’t be limited to five patients.

The lawsuit also challenges whether patient information should be available to tax regulators or law enforcement, not just the health department.

Sweeping regulations created to comply with the pot law take effect Friday.


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