Colorado’s new rules for medical marijuana dispensaries are being called groundbreaking. They’re the nation’s most extensive for commercial sale of the drug. Regulators aim to track it from when the pot is planted to when a patient takes it. Hearings have been scheduled for today and tomorrow. KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney says, at this point, the regulators seem to be the only ones who really like the new rules.

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