CO: Medical Marijuana Program Under Fire As Regulations And Oversight Are Called Into Question

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  1. Monterey Bud

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    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's medical marijuana regulations are badly enforced and in need of dramatic overhaul, state auditors concluded in a blistering 89-page report released Tuesday.
    The audit detailed a seemingly directionless pot regulation scheme that hasn't delivered the kind of oversight promised three years ago when the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division, or MMED, was created.
    Among the failures outlined in the report:
    — Colorado's vaunted seed-to-sale tracking of marijuana plants never materialized because the regulators ran out of money to implement it. The regulators envisioned a heavily regulated system to track medical marijuana from cultivation to packaging and sale. But after spending about $1.1 million on the system, including video surveillance, the division fell $400,000 short of implementing the system. The seed-to-sale model, auditors concluded, "does not currently exist."

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