Medical marijuana user sues over Colorado state policy

June 26, 2007

, KJCT Channel 8 (CO)

A Denver man who is registered to use marijuana for medical reasons is challenging a limit on how many people medical marijuana providers can serve.

AIDS patient Damien LaGoy filed a lawsuit in Denver District Court yesterday against the state health department. He alleges that in a secret meeting in 2004, department leaders crafted a policy to limit providers of medical marijuana to five patients.

A department spokeswoman declined to discuss LaGoy's charge that the department violated state open meetings law in establishing the policy.

LaGoy says he's had trouble finding legal caretakers able to accept more patients.

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