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Politicians Want to Ban Edible Cannabis Products

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Edible Medicine Ban Hearing on Tuesday (3/1)

House Bill 11-1250 will outlaw all medicinal cannabis edible products in
Colorado, overturning the licensing scheme for Infused Products
Manufacturers that was created by the state legislature last year. The bill
is sponsored by Rep. Cindy Acree (R-Arapahoe and Elbert Counties) and Sen.
Scott Renfroe (R-Weld County).

This bill has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee. The public
hearing on the bill has been set for March 1, 2011. This will be the
public's ONLY TIME TO COMMENT on the bill, until it is moved to the Senate.
PLEASE BRING ALL YOUR PATIENTS TO SPEAK OUT AT THIS HEARING. This is a
serious attack on patient rights, and we must show the Committee that will
not allow them to prohibit this important cannabis therapy.

*HEARING ON CANNABIS EDIBLE BAN*
House Judiciary Committee

Tues., March 1, 2011

LOCATION: Committee Hearing Room 0107, Basement of state Capitol Building,
200 E. Colfax, Denver, CO

TIME ESTIMATE: According to the official House Calendar, the hearing on
HB1250 is scheduled to begin "upon adjournment". This means when the
Representatives adjourn from their morning session on the House Floor, they
will come down to Hearing Room 0107 and start the hearing on HB1250. What
time they start the hearing all depends on how many items are on the House
calendar for that morning, so there is no way to say the official start
time of the hearing.

It would be safest to show up earlier, maybe around 9am or 10am. Our guess
is that testimony will be taken from around 10am to 12noon. The hearing
will break at noon for lunch, and then reconvene at 1:30pm only if there is
more testimony to hear.

It is also good to show up early to get a seat in the hearing room.
Usually, medical marijuana hearings are held in the Old Supreme Court
chambers, the biggest room in the Capitol, because of the large turnout for
these hearings. Inexplicably, the Judiciary Committee doesn't think there
will be that much interest in this hearing, so they have scheduled it for a
smaller room.

Capitol Bill Room
Call the Bill Room for status on bills and any last minute time changes.
(303) 866-3055

Go to the state legislature's page to see the calendar or read the bill.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/ 

Attire: Dress to Impress
Provisions: Bring food and water, as the hearing may last a while.

Sign up on CTI's email list for updates:
http://www.CannabisTherapyInstitute.com

LISTEN LIVE ONLINE
You listen online to the House Judiciary Committee hearing:
http://www.coloradochannel.net/

Here is the official summary of HB 1250:
"Current law permits a medical marijuana-infused products licensee to
produce edible products. The bill would prohibit medical marijuana-infused
consumable food and beverage product manufacturing and sale."

*ACTION ALERT*
Stop HB 11-1250, the Medical Cannabis Edible Ban 

Emails and Phone Calls Needed

Sample Letter to House Judiciary Committee
"I urge you vote no on House Bill 11-1250. Edible cannabis is an important
therapy for patients. Patients depend on edible cannabis medicines as one
of the most important ways to ingest and benefit from cannabis. The
therapeutic value of consumed cannabis medicinals cannot be understated.
This is another direct attack on patient rights. Please have compassion for
Colorado patients who need cannabis edible medicine to survive."

We are urging you to CALL and EMAIL the House Judiciary Committee Members.

COPY AND PASTE EMAILS:
bob.gardner.house@state.co.us, mark.barker.house@state.co.us,
brian@briandelgrosso.com,
crisanta.duran.house@state.co.us,repkagan@gmail.com,
pete.lee.house@state.co.us, claire.levy.house@state.co.us,
rep.nikkel@gmail.com, su.ryden.house@state.co.us,
jerry.sonnenberg.house@state.co.us, mark.waller.house@state.co.us,
cindy.acree.house@state.co.us, senatorrenfroe@gmail.com,
info@cannabistherapyinstitute.com

Please send CTI copies of any letters you send:
info@cannabistherapyinstitute.com

House Judiciary Committee Members Phone and Email

BOB GARDNER, Chair
Colorado State Representative, District 21
Capitol Phone: (303)866-2191
E-Mail: bob.gardner.house@state.co.us

MARK BARKER, Vice Chair
Colorado State Representative, District 17
Capitol Phone: 303-866-3069
E-Mail: mark.barker.house@state.co.us

BRIAN DELGROSSO
Colorado State Representative, District 51
Capitol Phone: (303)866-2947
E-Mail: brian@briandelgrosso.com

CRISANTA DURAN
Colorado State Representative, District 5
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2925
E-Mail: crisanta.duran.house@state.co.us

DANIEL KAGAN
Colorado State Representative, District 3
Capitol Phone: (303)866-2921
E-Mail: repkagan@gmail.com

PETE LEE
Colorado State Representative, District 18
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2932
E-Mail: pete.lee.house@state.co.us

CLAIRE LEVY
Minority Whip
Colorado State Representative, District 13
Capitol Phone: (303)866-2578
E-Mail: claire.levy.house@state.co.us

B.J. NIKKEL
Majority Whip
Colorado State Representative, District 49
Phone: 303-866-2907
E-mail: rep.nikkel@gmail.com

SU RYDEN
Asssistant Minority Caucus Chair
Colorado State Representative, District 36
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2942
E-mail: su.ryden.house@state.co.us 

JERRY SONNENBERG
Colorado State Representative, District 65
Capitol Phone: 303-866-3706
Email: jerry.sonnenberg.house@state.co.us

MARK WALLER
Assistant Majority Leader
Colorado State Representative, District 15
Capitol Phone: (303)866-5525
E-Mail: mark.waller.house@state.co.us

HB 11-1250 Bill Sponsors

REP. CINDY ACREE (R-Arapahoe and Elbert Counties)
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2944
E-mail: cindy.acree.house@state.co.us

SEN. SCOTT RENFROE (R-Weld County)
Capitol Phone: 303-866-4451
E-mail: senatorrenfroe@gmail.com
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  1. Thanks for staying on top of this important issue!

    Thanks to people like you who spread the word, Colorado patients turned out to fight the bill. They were angry: Rep. Cindy Acree used false evidence to prove her ‘child-geared marketing’ point. In the uproar, everyone overlooked what the bill–allegedly written to protect children–would actually mean for children.

    To hear about that and Cindy’s possible conflict of interest, you could click on this funny article by a Boulder budtender: http://wordtender.wordpress.com/2011/03/07/how-to-be-mindful-when-a-republican-tries-to-ban-your-medicine-labeling-laws-endangered-edibles-and-your-mind/

    thanks for spreading the good word!

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