CTI Launches THC/DUI Education Campaign
For immediate release, Sept. 14, 2011
Contact: Cannabis Therapy Institute
CTI LAUNCHES THC/DUI EDUCATION CAMPAIGN
CTI is launching a THC/DUI awareness campaign based on fact, not
fear. The campaign is inpired by the FDA warning for Marinol (synthetic
THC). The CTI THC/DUI awareness campaign can be summed up with these
phrases, "Use cannabis responsibly. If you medicate, then wait."
The length of time a patient will have to wait after they medicate
depends on many factors. But once a patient gets used to the effects
of THC, they are likely to be able to drive safely.
This campaign, and the rationale behind it, are summarized in the
letter written by CTI to the Drug Policy Task Force regarding THC/DUI.
CTI THC/DUI CAMPAIGN NEEDS DONATIONS, SPONSORS, and VOLUNTEERS
CTI needs your support to help promote this campaign. The Medical
Marijuana Industry Group, the lobbying group that supported restrictive
regulations (HB 10-1284 and HB11-1043) on the patients and industry,
is supporting the CDOT campaign, which says "If you medicate,
don't drive." We believe the CDOT/MMIG campaign is too simplistic
and provides no real education. Many feel that CDOT/MMIG campaign
is belittling to patients who have driven safely while using cannabis
for years. The CDOT/MMIG campaign also falls far short of providing
the education needed so that medical cannabis patients can use cannabis
responsibly while remaining safe from the law.
DONATIONS AND SPONSORS
Become part of the "Use Cannabis Responsibly" campaign
and help CTI educate medical cannabis patients about the true effects
of cannabis on driving and current legal issues surrounding THC
and DUI. Please donate or become a sponsor to support this campaign
to bring truth and education to the THC/DUI debate:
VOLUNTEERS AND FEEDBACK
If you are a graphic artist and would like to help create the promotional
materials for this campaign, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any ideas or input on the campaign, please also send
us an email: email@example.com.
The entire cannabis community has the responsibility to educate
patients on how to use cannabis responsibly while remaining safe
from the law.
CONTACT THE DRUG POLICY TASK FORCE
The Drug Policy Task Force meets again on October 12, 2011 to discuss
recommendations for a THC DUI-bill. You can send them your comments
now. Find their emails
at the end of the CTI Letter.
CONTACT YOUR STATE LEGISLATORS
Regardless of what the DPTF decides, the THC/DUI bill can be introduced
by any representative or senator next year.
You can read DPTF member Senator Pat Steadman's comments in this
Westword article: "THC
driving limit: Task Force member says no recommendation wouldn't
stop new bill"
Now is the time to start writing letters and arranging meetings
with your state legislators. Click
here to contact your legislators.
Please bcc: firstname.lastname@example.org
on any correspondence with the DPTF or your state legislators.
CLICK HERE TO READ
CTI LETTER TO DRUG POLICY TASK FORCE (Sept. 7, 2011)