Morgan County Commissioners have voted to extend a moratorium on medical marijuana centers through July 2011, reportsThe Fort Morgan Times.
"This moratorium was extended to give the county some time to adapt to new laws recently passed by the Colorado Legislature," said planning administrator Barbara Gorrell during a hearing on the issue after Tuesday's regular board meeting.
The small northeast Colorado county has roughly 30 MMJ patients who say they're forced by the county's actions to drive to other cities like Denver to obtain their medication.
Multiple sclerosis sufferer James Bass said he disagreed with the idea of an extension of the moratorium, because it affects the lives of all of those who need medical marijuana in the county.
"Having to go all that way for medication which actually helps them is discriminatory, since people do not have to travel to get their other medications," he said.