A group of medical marijuana patients in Colorado has asked the state's Supreme Court to overturn two laws that regulate the medical marijuana industry in the state.
On Wednesday, a Denver Lawyer named Andrew B. Reid filed a petition on behalf of Kathleen Chippi, a cannabis dispensary owner from Nederland, claiming that the two laws passed by the Colorado Legislature in 2010 (HB 10-1284 and SB 10-109) violate the state's Constitution because they restrict patients' access to medicine and violate patient privacy rights.
Specifically, the petition objects to the provision that the patients' purchase of marijuana be videotaped.
A spokesman for Colorado Attorney General John Suthers told the Boulder Weekly that the two laws are legally defensible.
"We intend to defend any challenges to HB 1284 and Senate Bill 109," he said.
The Colorado Supreme Court has not announced whether it will hear the case.