This Thursday there is going to be a hearing in front of the Colorado House Judiciary Committee regarding House Bill 11-1043, a bill that will tinker with last year’s HB 1284. The hearing will take place at 1:30 p.m. in the Old Supreme Court Chambers. Below is an email announcement about the hearing from The Cannabis Therapy Institute.
House Judiciary Committee
Hearing on HB 11-1043
Old Supreme Court Chambers
Second Floor, North End, State Capitol Building
State Capitol Building
200 E. Colfax, Denver, CO 80201
*** Please arrive early to sign up to testify. ***
Sign-up inside the Old Supreme Court Chambers to testify.
Attire: Dress to Impress
Provisions: Bring food and water, as the hearing may last a while.
The south entrance is handicapped accessible.
ACTION ALERT: HEARING ON HB1043
House Bill 11-1043 is this years’ medical marijuana bill. It was introduced
in the state legislature by Sen. Pat Steadman (D-Denver) and Rep. Tom
Massey (R-Poncha Springs).
The bill designed to “clean up” some of the problems with the medical
marijuana legislation (HB 10-1284) passed by the legislature last year.
However, it fails to address any of the core issues facing patients, like
patient privacy. CTI met with Sen. Steadman in January, and he refused to
add any language to this bill that would protect patient privacy rights or
to protect any other patient rights, saying such legislation “wouldn’t
pass”. Click here to read the bill
Please contact all members of the House Judiciary Committee and Sen.
Steadman and Rep. Massey and ask them to insert language to protect patient
Sample Letter to House Judiciary Committee
“I urge you to insert language into House Bill 11-1043 that will protect
patient privacy. The Department of Revenue is forcing patients to give up
their Constitutional right to privacy by requiring Medical Marijuana
Centers to videotape and photograph patients as they purchase medicine and
to keep track of all of that information in a database open to law
enforcement on demand. Patients will not shop at MMCs if there privacy
rights are not protected. Please help preserve confidential access to
medical marijuana for all of Colorado’s sick and dying patients.”
We are urging you to CALL and EMAIL the House Judiciary Committee Members.
COPY AND PASTE EMAILS:
*FULL CONTACT INFO*
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 11-1043 BILL SPONSORS
REP. TOM MASSEY (R-Poncha Springs)
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2747
SEN. PAT STEADMAN (D-Denver)
Capitol Phone: 303-866-4861
CAREGIVERS TAKE ACTION
Caregivers are urged to rally their patients to attend this hearing at the
Capitol. Forward this action alert to your email list and post it on your
When people talk about taking action and hands-on activism, this is what they mean. If you live in the Denver area, or anywhere in Colorado for that matter, do what you can to make it to the hearing – especially patients and caregivers. The only way your representatives know your opinion is for you to tell them. Whether or not they care is another matter; if they don’t, they need to be targeted for political elimination. But if you don’t make your story known, they will vote on this bill without ever knowing the other side; the side of tens of thousands of patients and caregiver from all over the state.
Spread the word about this hearing so as many people as possible in Colorado can hear about it. If they don’t know, then they can’t make their voices heard.