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Senator Chris Romer to stage medical marijuana teleforum tonight

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Senator Chris Romer, who's authored proposed legislation to regulate medical marijuana in Colorado, demonstrated his willingness to listen to all stakeholders impacted by the issue by attending this past weekend's Cannabis Holiday Health Fair, during which he says positive exchanges were mixed with F-bomb attacks.

Romer will broaden that approach at 7 p.m. tonight with a teleforum co-sponsored by Pain Management of Colorado and Coloradans for Medical Marijuana Regulation.

But while folks will be able to listen in on the conversation, they won't be able to actively participate in it.

Via e-mail, Romer notes that he and other participants will assemble at Channel 31's studios, and "40,000 random voters from Denver will be invited to join the call. Several MMJ patients will tell their brief story and we will take community input on how we get control of the situation with common-sense regulations."

However, Romer adds, "Callers can not call in, as we will be doing some polling and opinion questions during the call."

Mmmm-kay.

Some new information is on tap. According to Romer, "Some of the proposed changes to the first draft requested by CMMR may be released before the call or on the call."

But it sounds like back and forths between the participants and the general public aren't on the agenda.

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