The Colorado Board of Health will hold a rule making hearing on Wed., Nov. 16, concerning changes to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s rules and regulations regarding medical marijuana. One of the main topics is a proposal to lower the patient Registry fee from $90 to $35. The Board will also discuss modifying the patient indigence standard and clarifying the definition of “in good standing” for physicians, in accordance with House Bill 11-1043
FULL DETAILS HERE:
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
1) ATTEND HEARING
Board of Health Public Rulemaking Hearing
Wed., Nov. 16, 2011
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Sabin Conference Room, Building A – 1st Floor
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South Denver, CO
Time: Approx. 10:30am. The agenda says the MMJ rulemaking hearing will commence at 10:30am, but this is only an estimate, so if you want to testify in person, please show up early.
2) EMAIL COMMENTS
1) Cut and paste the CTI’s Sample Comments, or write comments of your own.
2) Email it before Nov. 16, 2011 at 9:00am to:
Subject: MMJ Rulemaking Hearing (Nov. 16, 2011)
Dear Colorado Board of Health:
I support lowering the fees for medical marijuana patients from $90/year to $35/year. However, I am concerned about the security of the Registry and its confidentiality. I understand CDPHE is currently working to make parts of the Registry accessible online to the DOR Medical Marijuana Criminal Enforcement Division and other law enforcement agencies. Once any portion of the Registry is available online to other agencies, it opens the Registry up to possible compromise. Given that there have been several unexplained breaches of the Registry security in the past, I would like to know how you will prevent hackers from going online and stealing the Registry or parts of it? What portion of the patient’s fees currently goes to making sure the Registry remains confidential? Patients will only use the optional state Registry if they are certain their identity will remain private and secure.
3) COPY AND REDISTRIBUTE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT
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