EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - New laws are set to take effect on January 1 that are expected to help officers regulate marijuana grow operations across the state.
House Bill 15-14 limits the number of marijuana plants a caregiver can grow on their property for their patients.
Caregivers could have five patients and grow 99 marijuana plants per patient.
Caregivers can still have five patients but can only grow 99 plants total.
"What we would eventually like is if they are going to be a caregiver, have them register at a local level so we can ensure that they're doing what they're supposed to do. It's no different than a business that is bound by certain rules. We would like to make sure we'd be allowed to go in and do compliance checks and that's something that right now is being worked on," said Deputy Jeff Schultz with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputy Schultz says notices of the new law will be posted across El Paso County, but in the end, it's up to people to educate themselves about the new regulations.
The new law takes effect January 1.