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If you just received your doctor’s authorization in Colorado, you now have to wait 35 days to buy any marijuana from a dispensary.

‚ÄčMedical cannabis activists are protesting a new policy requiring patients who just applied to the state’s medical marijuana registry to wait 35 days before they can shop at a dispensary.

Matt Cook, the Department of Revenue enforcement official who oversees Colorado’s new medical marijuana regulations, claims the position paper, written Monday, solves the riddle of how to handle sales at a dispensary to patients without a medical marijuana card, reports John Ingold at The Denver Post.
Colorado is months behind in issuing medical marijuana cards to patients. According to state law, applications not processed within 35 days will be considered approved until the state can get to them. But dispensary owners were unsure whether that mean they had to wait 35 days to sell to those patients, or whether proof of application alone was enough to legally get patients in the door.