We've reached a cusp of the MMJ movement in Colorado. Our State Legislature has crafted two LAWS to "put the toothpaste back in the tube" ( as the cops, and coffee and liquor sellers want) or to allow dispensaries to provide medicine to the sick ( as we reasonable people want it).
To help prepare patients for the ultimate impact of this legislation, Sensible Colorado and Marijuana Patient Advocates.com will be hosting a free training explaining the new law (SB 109, the "Doctor/Patient Bill) on
May 18. at the Holly Ruth Library 685 N. Murray Blvd
at 6:00 PM.
The room only holds about 75, so you might plan to arrive a bit early.
When you get to the library, the meeting room is to the left, after you enter the main door.
For more details, visit MarijuanaPatientAdvocates.com/events.html
Hope to see you there. Frank at MarijuanPatientAdvocates.com
Important Elements of HB 1284 (**again, this is not yet law, but will likely pass its final legislative hurdle on Thurs., 5/6.)
1. Dispensaries and edible producers will have to apply for state licenses. After July 2011, these providers must follow new state regulations in order to continue operating. Note there are also a number of other crucial deadlines starting in August 2010 which these providers must meet.
2. Local governments can ban dispensaries. This damaging provision will effect innumerable patients across the state. However, Sensible's legal team is already planning local campaigns and lawsuits to overturn bans. Click here to support our work.
3. Caregivers will be limited to helping five or less patients. Anyone helping six or more patients will have to register as a dispensary with the state-- in a process yet to be determined. Again, we plan to take prompt action to fight this restriction.