Report to look at Colorado medical pot industry

DENVER — Colorado auditors are looking at the state health department and its oversight of the medical marijuana patient registry.

Pot is now legal for everyone over 21 in Colorado, but the state still maintains a medical-marijuana registry. An audit to be released Monday will examine the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, which oversees the registry.

In March, Colorado auditors gave blistering criticism to the Department of Revenue, which regulates pot shops to make sure they pay their appropriate taxes. That audit accused the department of overspending on things like cars and office furniture before it began running out of money to enforce marijuana production.


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