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Edible Medicine Ban Hearing on Tuesday (3/1)
House Bill 11-1250 will outlaw all medicinal cannabis edible products
in the state, 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: ROOM CHANGE: Now in Old Supreme Court Chambers,
2nd Floor, 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 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
Go to the state legislature's page to see the calendar or read
Attire: Dress to Impress
Provisions: Bring food and water, as the hearing may last a while.
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LISTEN LIVE ONLINE
You listen online to the House Judiciary Committee hearing:
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
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House Judiciary Committee Members Phone and Email
BOB GARDNER, Chair
Colorado State Representative, District 21
Capitol Phone: (303)866-2191
MARK BARKER, Vice Chair
Colorado State Representative, District 17
Capitol Phone: 303-866-3069
Colorado State Representative, District 51
Capitol Phone: (303)866-2947
Colorado State Representative, District 5
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2925
Colorado State Representative, District 3
Capitol Phone: (303)866-2921
Colorado State Representative, District 18
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2932
Colorado State Representative, District 13
Capitol Phone: (303)866-2578
Colorado State Representative, District 49
Asssistant Minority Caucus Chair
Colorado State Representative, District 36
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2942
Colorado State Representative, District 65
Capitol Phone: 303-866-3706
Assistant Majority Leader
Colorado State Representative, District 15
Capitol Phone: (303)866-5525
HB 11-1250 Bill Sponsors
REP. CINDY ACREE (R-Arapahoe and Elbert Counties)
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2944
SEN. SCOTT RENFROE (R-Weld County)
Capitol Phone: 303-866-4451
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