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Colorado Advocacy Group Fighting Patient Surveillance and Medical Marijuana Tracking

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Colorado MarijuanaHelp Save Patients and Caregivers

Fight Patient Surveillance and Medicine Tracking

Get Your Constitutional Rights Back:
http://www.CannabisLawsuits.com

Patient and Caregiver Rights Litigation Project
Phone: 1-888-328-4367
Web: www.CannabisLawsuits.com
Email: patientlawsuit@yahoo.com

New statutes and rules governing medical marijuana go into effect July 1. Help fight expensive and unnecessary government over-regulation and protect patient privacy by joining the legal fight to defeat these laws.

HB1284 was passed in 2010 by the state legislature with the stated intent to put 80% of dispensaries out of business. Prior to HB1284, patients had been able to purchase medicine from caregivers and caregiving businesses called “dispensaries”. However, HB 1284 forced caregivers to give up their guaranteed Constitutional protection to operate dispensaries in exchange for the uncertain statutory privilege of applying to operate an MMC.

*Patients are Not Criminals*
The Department of Revenue collected over $10 million in application fees from MMC-applicants and formed the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division (MMED). The MMED is the first law enforcement branch in U.S. history
dedicated strictly to policing patients with debilitating medical conditions. The new badge with the words “criminal” and “medical marijuana” on it does not make patients feel safe. This law enforcement model to
medicine treats patients like criminals. Remember, the point of Colorado’s Constitutional amendment is that patients should be treated with compassion, not as criminals, and deal with caregivers, not police.

colorado marijuana*Patients Must Surrender These Rights*
Patients will have to surrender the following rights to shop at an MMC:
1) Right to Privacy and Confidentiality
MMCs are required to videotape and track patient purchases and make the information available to law enforcement on demand.
2) Right Against Self-Incrimination (5th Amendment to US Constitution)
Possession of cannabis is still a crime under federal law. MMCs will be collecting video evidence of federal crimes that law enforcement can access without a warrant. Shopping at an MMC requires patients to incriminate themselves.
3) Right to Searches only by Warrant and with Probable Cause
(4th Amendment to US Constitution)
Law enforcement officers are allowed to enter MMCs without warrant or probable cause at any time and to search the premises and any patients in it.
4) Caregiver Registry: Caregivers will soon be required to register with the Department of Revenue as well, including giving fingerprints to the FBI and submitting to a background and financial check.

Good Weed*Support a Legal Challenge*
The lawsuit that the Patient and Caregiver Rights Litigation project is ready to file will challenge the following issues on the grounds that they violate the Colorado Constitution.
1) Caregiver limits (5 patients, ability to make a profit, etc.) are unconstitutional.
2) Local bans on medical marijuana are unconstitutional.
3) The Department of Revenue does not have the authority to regulate medical marijuana in any way, only the state health agency can regulate it.
4) The new laws and rules violate patient privacy protections in the Constitution, including requirements for medicine tracking with RFID tags.
5) The new restrictions on physicians who can recommend medical marijuana are unconstitutional.
6) The new Caregiver Registry, the New Non-Confidential Marijuana Employee Registry, and the New Non-Confidential Registry of Patients-Who-Shop-at-MMCs violate the 5th Amendment right against
self-incrimination and Constitutional privacy protections.

*Become Part of the Solution*
The Patient and Caregiver Rights Litigation Project is the only organization in the state actively pursuing legal attacks against these new laws. We are working with constitutional attorney Andrew Reid of the Denver law firm Springer and Steinberg. WE NEED YOUR FUNDING FOR LEGAL FEES

TODAY! The first part of this challenge has already cost $30,000. We need
to raise more money to continue the case.

PATIENTS: Ask your MMC if they contribute to CannabisLawsuits.com

Get Your Constitutional Rights Back:
http://www.CannabisLawsuits.com

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  1. Hi Timothy:

    The felony issue is definitely addressed when we attempt to strike down any limits on caregivers not in the constitution. The Constitution simply states that a caregiver is someone 18 years of age or older who is not the patient’s physician. The 5 patient per caregiver limit, the felony conviction limit, and all other limits, are unconstitutional. Please email us so we can further continue our discussion offline.

    PCRLP
    patientlawsuit@yahoo.com

  2. Timothy Wydeven on

    I am very interested in your fight and have significant funds to help your cause. However, there is an important part of this fight that has not been included in your mission statement. It is very important to not only me, but many other people in this industry. It surrounds the “no drug felonies ever” clause that was a part of HB-1284, and has now been furthur set in stone by the back-room modification of HB-1034 which WAS supposed to make the rule 5 years from prosecution for ALL previous felons. I believe that it is very unfair that someone can commit a violent crime 5 years ago and get right into this business with no issues, yet a nonviolent felon from many years ago cannot! I believe that I am actually a perfect example of this wayward policy. I am a very accomplished grower. I operate a business called Aqua Culture Services. I, with my small staff of growers, currently manage medium size legal grows for 3 well known dispensaries. Unfortunately, I have 2 felony charges from a small town in WI from 17 years ago when I was just a teenager. Both charges together total 5 ounces of marijuana. I served nearly 2 years in jail and prison for these charges. I completed my parole over 10 years ago and moved out of that VERY conservative community to CO over 8 years ago. Other than those charges, I have a clean record and a technical diploma in horticulture with a cumulative GPA of 3.72. I had a good job as an auto mechanic since moving to CO until about 2 years ago when I quit and invested everything I had into what was supposed to be a legal enterprise. I had been doing quite well until this unfair and unconstitutional law was passed. Now, by the end of this month, I will be unable to step foot into any of my grows. I have two small children and a wife to support! With the job market in the state that it is in, I am very afraid for my future. I was not a criminal 17 years ago, and I am not one now, yet I stand to lose everything I’ve worked so hard for. If you would be willing to add this issue to your fight, I would love to get involved both monitarilly and as a volunteer. If this is something you might be interested in please get back to me.

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