Medical marijuana petition drive this weekend to challenge Broomfield's dispensary ban

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While attorney Sean McAllister is taking on Westminster's medical marijuana dispensary ban in court, the MMJ backers at the Cannabis Therapy Institute is helping those who want to use a petition to challenge a similar prohibition in Broomfield.

Advocates have until August 20 to get 1,300 signatures to ask city council to reconsider its rules or put the measure on the ballot -- so they're gathering forces this weekend. Get details from the release below:

Signature Drive This Weekend in Broomfield

Help Overturn Broomfield's Ban on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Broomfield City Council recently passed a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. Activists have 1 week to collect 1300 valid signatures of Broomfield registered voters to ask the City Council to overturn the ban or put the issue on the ballot and let the voters decide.

Activists are having a signature drive this weekend in Broomfield. Come and mingle with some of your fellow cannabis activists and patients and team up to gather signatures and have fun. You don't have to be a registered voter to circulate the petition. However, you do have to be a registered Broomfield voter to sign the petition.

This is on a volunteer basis, but there may be funding available to pay you for your work next week when the emergency fundraising committee meets. The Cannabis Therapy Institute is donating hemp leis and medical marijuana lapel pins to all volunteer petition circulators. Come down and bring your friends!

MEETING DAYS: Saturday (8/14) and Sunday (8/15)

MEETING TIME: 12 Noon

MEETING LOCATION: Bananalope Coffeehouse, next to Smokey Banana Tattoos

Directions from Highway 36
-- Get off at the Broomfield (Wadsworth/Rocky Mountain Airport) Exit
-- Go North on 287 to Midway
-- Turn right on Midway
-- Go up two lights to Nickel
-- Turn right on Nickel
-- Take Nickel to the first light by the Sil Tehar Ford dealership
-- Turn left at the light (this is Hwy 287 / 120th Ave.)
-- It will be about an eighth of a mile up on the left

Click here for a Google Map

Things to Bring:
• Water
• Sunscreen
• Clipboard (if you have one)
• "Overturn the Ban - Sign Here" signs to call attention to your signature
collection efforts

CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Pamela Gianola, Petition Coordinator
Home: 303-466-7420
Cell: 303-246-6663

If you would like to sign or circulate a petition or donate money and you can't make it to the Petition Drive, contact Pamela directly.

DEADLINE FOR SIGNATURES: August 20, 2010

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