Representative Tom Massey's bill to regulate the medical marijuana industry -- previewed in this blog based on comments from a knowledgeable source and a second item containing insight from advocate Matt Brown -- hasn't even been made public yet; Massey will do so at a 1:30 p.m. event. But already, there's significant fallout.
Prime example: Sensible Colorado, an organization led by Brian Vicente (the co-chair, with Brown, of Sensible Patient and Provider Coalition), is announcing that it plans to place an initiative on the 2010 Colorado ballot intended to "secure patient access to medical marijuana."
The idea: To let voters establish regulations kinder to the medical marijuana industry than those likely to be passed by legislators. Look below to see a draft measure of the initiative and learn more about a Thursday press conference at which the mission will be formally launched.
Who is the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition?
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 03, 2010