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Crowd Stands Up for Access To Medical Marijuana
Posted by CN Staff on July 20, 2009 at 13:59:11 PT
By Claire Trageser, The Denver Post 
Source: Denver Post 
Colorado -- About 350 people signed up to testify at the Colorado Board of Health's meeting about proposed changes to the Colorado Board of Health's meeting. The most controversial of those planned changes would effectively shut down medical marijuana dispensaries and could potentially cut off access to the drug for some of the 7,630 Coloradans registered as patients who can legally use marijuana.
Public testimony started around 2 p.m. at the Tivoli Student Union on the Auraria Campus, which was standing room only as the crowd of more than 500 filled all of the seats in a large auditorium and balcony. Despite slips of paper distributed by Sensible Colorado, a pro-marijuana non-profit advocacy group, to remind those in attendance to "be respectful and professional" and to not "speak out of turn or taunt speakers," the audience often broke out in cheers, hisses, or boos. The board is contemplating a number of changes to Colorado's Amendment 20, passed by voters in 2000. The amendment allows people with debilitating medical conditions to either grow their own marijuana or appoint a "caregiver" to do that growing for them. The proposed changes to that amendment would limit caregivers, which sometimes take the form of dispensaries serving hundreds of patients, to supplying five patients at a time. Eleven people were scheduled to testify in support of the proposal, but two were not present when their names were called and one, the owner of Cannabis Therapeutics in Colorado Springs, seemed to have accidentally signed up on the wrong side. "This must be a mistake," said Glenn Schlabs, the president of the board of health.  Snipped   Complete Article: http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_12877018Source: Denver Post (CO)Author: Claire Trageser, The Denver Post Published: July 20, 2009Copyright: 2009 The Denver Post CorpWebsite: http://www.denverpost.com/Contact: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews Medical Marijuana Archiveshttp://cannabisnews.com/news/list/medical.shtml 
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Comment #7 posted by The GCW on July 20, 2009 at 21:16:55 PT
Had Enough,
The poll is taking place in the Summit Daily News in Summit County, Colorado.Breckenridge is in the same county.  Volunteers recently submitted over twice as many petition signatures than are needed to put legalizing cannabis on the November ballot in the town of Breckenridge. http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v09/n617/a02.html?1277That occured last Monday - July 13, 2009.Completely RE-legalizing the superplant in the town of Breckenridge is almost sure to happen.I haven't heard the results yet for the petition count. I expect it to be approved. If it is not approved, the town will inform the volunteers and give them 10 days to come up with the needed signatures to get it on.Summit County gets it.
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Comment #6 posted by Had Enough on July 20, 2009 at 20:53:39 PT
Poll in #2
What do you think of medical/decriminalized marijuana?Good idea. Should be legal for all.   82.80%
(77) 
Mixed: Ok with medicinal but not outright decriminalization.   10.75%
(10) 
 Bad idea. It should stay illegal for all.   6.45%
(6) 
 93 total votes 
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Comment #5 posted by John Tyler on July 20, 2009 at 20:23:42 PT
easier access
The voters voted for easier access for people to obtain medical marijuana. Now the board of health is trying to change things and make it more difficult. Iím glad people are speaking out against this.
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on July 20, 2009 at 16:58:56 PT
Just a Note
They have updated the article from the Denver Post but used the same URL. I thought I should let you know why it is different. 
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on July 20, 2009 at 15:34:46 PT
The GCW
Thank you I voted.
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Comment #2 posted by The GCW on July 20, 2009 at 15:09:52 PT
Poll in Colorado newspaper,
POLL:What do you think of medical/decriminalized marijuana?__Bad idea. It should stay illegal for all.__Good idea. Should be legal for all.__Mixed: Ok with medicinal but not outright decriminalization.http://www.summitdaily.com/
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Comment #1 posted by museman on July 20, 2009 at 14:59:32 PT
these people just do not want us to smoke pot;
"law enforcement" "anti-drug advocacy groups" "District Attorneys"and of course all their federally funded constituents.Is it just me, or is there a repeating pattern here? A large percentage of "The People" are claiming to actually know what they want, and 2% are claiming to "know better."
 
Just because people have been fooled by these liars, thieves, and pretenders of authority, for millennnia, does not by any stretch -other than their own invented criteria- mean that now that the truth is out of the bag, they are going to get it back in by throwing the same old tired and lame excuses at us.They are tryng to shore up the dam of BS with more BS, and it ain't gonna fly.Next election, get some people in there to replace the politicians who got there by kissing the ass of money interest. If you continue to vote for the 'already chosen' idiots currently in place, you can expect of this kind of waste of tax payers money on 'representatives' who only represent the 'people' mentioned in the first line of this statement, to continue.LEGALIZE FREEDOM
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