Calhoun: Wake-Up Call

Medical marijuana has its hearing today

The last time the House judiciary committee considered HB 1284, which would regulate medical marijuana from seed to sale in this state, the March 4 hearing went on for ten hours, and over 800 people signed up to testify.

Today, when the committee again takes up HB 1284, there will be no public testimony. But there's still plenty to say about the bill, which keeps morphing in ways various parties see in different ways. According to the Cannabis Therapy Institute's interpretation, for instance, the latest version would eliminate 80 percent of the state's dispensaries.

Where there's smoke, there's ire. The committee meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. in room 0107 at the State Capitol.

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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