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VETO HB1284 and SB109
Send a Message to Governor Bill Ritter

Despite some last minute attempts to kill HB1284 in the House, the bill ultimately passed on Tuesday by a vote of 46 to 19, according to Denver Channel 7 News:

Governor Ritter now has 30 days to sign the bill, veto the bill, or let the bill pass into law without signing it. Many political observers believe that Ritter will sign the bill. As a former prosecutor, he was one of the main proponents of using a Law Enforcement Model for Colorado's medical marijuana regulations. He helped Senator Romer craft a bill most favorable to police and prosecutors with no regard for patients. Governor Ritter has decided not to run for re-election in November, so these are his last few months in office.

Tell Governor Ritter that citizens want him to veto HB1284 and SB109 because the bills will harm patients by driving up both the price of medicine and participation in the program. Ten years ago, Coloradans voted for Amendment 20 to protect patients right to safe access to cannabis medicine. These bills restrict patient's rights and should be vetoed by Gov. Ritter.

Bill Ritter, Governor
136 State Capitol
Denver, CO 80203-1792
Phone: (303) 866-2471

SAT., MAY 15, 2010

11:00 am: MARCH from Civic Center Park to Governor's Mansion
Meet on the East Side of Civic Center Park, between Colfax and 14th Street
@ Broadway
March route: South on Broadway to 7th Street, then walk east 4 blocks to

12:15 pm to 3:00pm: RALLY AND STRONG DRUM CIRCLE
Governor's Park, in the backyard of the Governor's Mansion
7th and Logan, Denver, CO

- Drums and other percussion instruments.
- Friends with drums and other percussion instruments
- Protest signs
- Water, food and sunscreen
- Chairs and blankets

- Cannabis (This is a non-smoking event.)
- Alcohol (Always illegal in public parks.)
- Trash (Pack It In/Pack It Out. Zero-Waste Event.)

Organized by the:
Coalition for Alternative Healing Access

Contact: Kim Matteo <>

Confirmed participants: American Medical Marijuana Standards Association, Cannabis Therapy Institute, Coalition for Alternative Healing Access, Colorado 420 Coalition, Colorado Coalition for Patients and Caregivers, Colorado Legal Eagles, Colorado Wellness Association, Drummers for Peace, Front Range Caregivers Union, Grateful Meds, Nederland Caregivers Coalition, Mile High NORML, Rocky Mountain Caregivers Cooperative, Sensible Colorado and more!!!

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