Thursday, August 26, 2010

More than 60,000 still waiting for MMJ card

Posted By on Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 11:24 AM

Denver's 7NEWS has an update on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's medical marijuana patient registry backlog:

About 1,000 people each day are still applying for state-issued medical marijuana license, also know as a "pink card," but only 600 to 700 of those applications are being processed.

There is a backlog of 60,000 to 70,000 applications waiting for approval, Ron Hyman of the Colorado Department of Health told 7NEWS.

The delay is costly. With thousands of applications waiting for approval, there are also more than $5 million in application fees waiting to be processed.

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