As of Thursday, the office was processing applications received by mail on Jan. 31, 2017. More than 6,000 pieces of mail remain in the hopper – including the 4,178 pieces of mail that arrived in February.
As the state switches over to an online application system, what amounts to a heavy workload for the registry’s limited processing crew is causing frustration among some within the state’s medical marijuana community.
“They can’t seem to get their act together in renewing people’s statuses,” said Rob Cagen, 70, of Fort Collins, whose medical marijuana card expired this week. “It seems crazy.”