Colorado Lowers Medical-Marijuana Patient Fee to $15

Medical-marijuana patient fees will be dramatically lowered to $15 annually beginning early next year, the state board of health decided Wednesday.

In a 7-1 vote, the board lowered the $35 fee patients pay by 57 percent to $15.

The change is mainly due to the fact the registry’s state fund has made more than enough money to cover administrative costs, said Mark Salley, spokesman for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

In fact, there is an excess of $13 million.

“The board felt it was appropriate to make this change,” Salley said.

The $35 fee was slashed down from $90 in 2011. When the program started, after voter approval in 2000, the annual fee was $140.

– Read the entire article at The Denver Post.