Report: Colo. oversight of pot docs inconsistent

DENVER (AP) — A newspaper’s review of state monitoring of Colorado doctors who recommend medical marijuana has found oversight is inconsistent.

Colorado voters approved an amendment in 2000 allowing use of marijuana for medicinal purposes under state law.

The Denver Post reports the conviction of Dr. Joseph Montante for attempting to influence a public servant after he was accused of making a questionable recommendation of medical marijuana to an undercover detective last year appears to be unique (http://bit.ly/16WEVfA).

The newspaper reports its review of state monitoring of doctors found the state health department hasn’t referred any medical marijuana physicians to the Colorado Medical Board for investigation since 2011.

It also reports the board restricted the licenses of two doctors who were among the most active in recommending pot but let them keep practicing.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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