Who is the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition?

Our mission is to reverse the trend of mass incarceration in Colorado. We are a coalition of nearly 7,000 individual members and over 100 faith and community organizations who have united to stop perpetual prison expansion in Colorado through policy and sentence reform.

Our chief areas of interest include drug policy reform, women in prison, racial injustice, the impact of incarceration on children and families, the problems associated with re-entry and stopping the practice of using private prisons in our state.

If you would like to be involved please go to our website and become a member.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Medical Marijuana - Action Alert

Colorado's Medical Marijuana Patients and Caregivers Need Your Help!

On March 18, the Colorado Board of Health will hold a public hearing to consider changes in Colorado's medical marijuana law proposed by the Department of Public Health and Environment. In particular, they are considering limiting the number of patients a caregiver can assist to five. Currently, caregivers in Colorado can assist however many patients need their help, which makes it far easier for patients to find a suitable caregiver and maintain safe access to a reliable supply of medicine.

Could you imagine going into a pharmacy to pick up a medication that your doctor said you need, only to have the pharmacist say, "Sorry, we're already helping five patients and cannot take on any more?" If you agree this is ridiculous and would like to help defend Colorado's medical marijuana program, please take one or both of the following actions.

Sensible Colorado is organizing an effort against the imposition of these harmful new rules, which is receiving national support from Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP).

1. Take one minute to send a message to the Colorado Board of Health, urging them to leave Colorado's medical marijuana law alone.

** The Board is only accepting public comments through March 2, so please send your message today! **

Visit ASA's "Take Action" page to send your message: http://www.SafeAccessNow.org/COhealth

Visit MPP's "Take Action" page to send your message: https://ssl.capwiz.com/mpp/issues/alert/?alertid=12733646

2. Attend the hearing on March 18, at which the Board will vote on this rule.

WHAT: Board of Health hearing on potential changes to Colorado's medical marijuana law

WHEN: Wednesday, March 18, Noon (12 p.m.)

WHERE: Colorado Health Department Building, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver

IMPORTANT: This is NOT a rally -- it is a formal hearing and supporters are encouraged to dress and act in a professional manner.


Anonymous said...

The public hearing has been postponed. Written comments/suggestions are now being accepted until March 15th. The meeting is supposed to be in June now and the board is looking for a larger venue due to public interest. Namaste

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