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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