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 July 13, 2015

campaign for limited social cannabis use denverThere is an effort underway in Denver to try to legalize limited social cannabis use. You can use alcohol at bars, so why not be able to consume cannabis in certain forms, under certain conditions? Below is more information about the effort via the campaign’s crowdfunding page. You can donate to the effort at this link here:

Hi! My name is Kat Humphries and I am treasurer of the committee supporting the Denver Campaign for Limited Social Cannabis Consumption.* I sincerely hope you will consider making a contribution to this historic effort. The goal of this ballot initiative campaign, which we hope will appear on the November 2015 citywide ballot, is to allow adults in Denver to consume cannabis in social settings, such as bars and concert venues, where access is restricted to individuals 21 years of age or older.

We need to raise $30,000 by August 1 in order to complete the signature drive to place this initiative on the November ballot. Please consider making a contribution in order to help this groundbreaking — and potentially trend-setting — campaign succeed.

[Note: If you are making a contribution of $50 or more, we will need to send you a follow-up email to obtain your address. If you are making a contribution of $200 or more, we will need to obtain your employer and occupation information, as well. This information is required for campaign finance reporting. If we do not receive this information, we will not be able to use your contribution for the campaign. Also, we are only accepting contributions from U.S. citizens.]

Here is some background about the campaign. In November 2012, the voters of Colorado made the use of marijuana legal for all adults through the passage of Amendment 64. The goal was to treat marijuana like alcohol. But officials in Colorado’s largest city, Denver, have stood in the way of true progress by forcing cannabis users into the shadows of their own homes. They have declared that any non-residential venue where a substantial number of the public have access — essentially defined as anyone having access — is a “public place.” And they have made cannabis use in “public places” illegal.

The proponents of Amendment 64, Mason Tvert of the Marijuana Policy Project and Brian Vicente of the Vicente Sederberg law firm, have reunited to serve as proponents of this new measure. We hope that their track record inspires you to support this campaign. The progress in Colorado has established a model for other states and other nations. This campaign in another step in that direction. Given that cannabis is objectively less harmful than alcohol, there is no reason to treat cannabis consumers as second-class citizens.

So if you hope to one day see cannabis truly treated like alcohol where you live, please make a contribution of any amount to this campaign. Perhaps some day — as soon as this November — you will be able to brag about how you helped bring cannabis one step further out of the shadows.

For more information about the campaign, please visit LimitedSocialUse.org (This web site should be live on July 9, but may take a day or two to be live for everyone on the Internet.).

If you have any concerns about whether this page is actually connected to the campaign, please feel free to shoot me an email at Kat@vicentesederberg.com and I will send a confirmation email back.

Thanks in advance for your support! And while we are thanking people, a big thanks to CannaBrand ( www.CannaBrand.co) for creating the campaign logo at the top of this page!

* The official name of the committee is the Committee for Limited Social Cannabis Consumption.

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