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Colorado bill to register marijuana caregivers passes committee

A state Senate committee on Thursday unanimously approved a bill that would require medical marijuana caregivers to register and allows state agencies to share enough information to ensure pot grown for medicine isn't sold illegally.

While pot sold for recreational use has been subject to a battery of tests and regulations since it became legal last year, medical marijuana has gone relatively unregulated, requiring only that caregivers be at least 18 years old and have "significant responsibility" for the care of a licensed medical marijuana user.

The regulatory bill was characterized by state agency and law enforcement officials as a benefit to caregivers, because those registered would not have to face arrest or costly legal proceedings if they're registered with the state.

The bill is supported by the Colorado Cannabis...

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