Medical marijuana: Hard-to-find patient/caregiver rules go into effect July 30

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Alhough new rules for medical marijuana patients and caregivers go into effect in just ten days -- on July 30 -- some activists are saying copies of the regulations are nearly impossible to find.

Earlier drafts of the rules are available on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website, but activist Kathleen Chippi points out that they differ from language approved by CDPHE that was sent to the Secretary of State in June.

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Currently, final versions of the rules are only available on the Secretary of State's website (search for tracking #2011-00266 and #2011-00267). Although the final versions are similar to those earlier drafts, since CDPHE is the agency imposing the rules, Chippi feels that agency should also have the final language on its site.

CDPHE spokesman Mark Salley says the final version will be up on the agency's site on or before they go into effect on July 30. In an email today he wrote: "It is our practice and goal is to have rules up on the department website by the time the rules are effective."

The new rules for caregivers clarify that just providing marijuana to patients isn't enough to be considered "significant responsibility," as it was in past years. To meet that requirement, the department suggests a caregiver provide services like meal preparation and transportation in addition to growing marijuana for a patient. Interestingly, the final version also says that educating patients about medical marijuana can also constitute a "significant responsibility".

Caregivers are allowed to grow for five patients in the program, though they can be approved to care for more through a waiver process -- depending on variables like how far the patients are from centers and their medical needs. Caregivers can't designate someone else as their caregiver, nor can they join together to grow or start a business where patients can smoke herb.

Patients' registry regulations have also changed. Most patients can only sign over their growing rights to a center or a caregiver; only home-bound patients and patients who are underage are allowed to have both. If your application is denied, you have the right to appeal the denial within thirty days. If you do not appeal, you must wait six months before submitting another application. The new rules also ban medical marijuana possession and use on school grounds and school buses.

The most notable change is the ability for "authorized employees of state and local law enforcement agencies" to access patient records in addition to CDPHE employees. Over the past year, many activists have said this change opens up the registry to abuse by law enforcement.

The new rules also state that patients can't "undertake any tasks while under the influence of marijuana" that would be considered "negligence, or professional malpractice." To Chippi, this could mean just about anything. She points to parents who have been charged with negligence for growing medicine legally in their home.

"Having it around children at all would be negligence," she says. "Parenting under the influence. And then you've got professional malpractice if you have it in your system at work. You've now lost your right to work."

Chippi also points to language banning use of medical marijuana in a "vehicle, aircraft or motorboat" as an attack on patients, and notes that transportation is considered "use" in parts of state law. To her, this means patients can be found in violation for simply driving with their meds. "Without saying it, this language does exactly what they did in Montana," she notes. "It tries to make it so the only people who qualify are hospice patients who are bedridden."

More on marijuana: Read "4/20 in Boulder: CU student government leaders want it moved off-campus" here.

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Gilpin Watchdog
Gilpin Watchdog

Gilpin County Sherrifs are corrupt -- ask Roy Smith, who was referred to as "Nigger Roy" in official Gilpin police reports. Smith was hit over the head, beaten, attacked by dogs, and hung upside down, all while the sheriffs did nothing to investigate this racial harassment. I believe he won a big civil rights settlement from Gilpin eventuallyhttp://www.empoweral...

Oaff
Oaff

We all need to create a forum where we can figure this thing out. Our freedom may depend on it. Confusion is the last thing we need.

IdiotWind
IdiotWind

First off. thanks again, Kathleen, for doing what we all should've been doing from the start: fighting this constitutional sabotage at its fucking root!

HB1284 was rotten.

Second, in the current, uncertain political climate, I'm afraid "Good to Go" is one of those expressions that can have a bunch of possible meanings, like "good to go until next time or until tomorrow"; or "good to go to until we throw flash grenades through your windows, kick down your door, and take your children to a nice foster home in Idaho"; or "good to go to prison."

The "good to go" statement is a politically-wise thing for a cop to say, because most individual officers don't have a clue what's around the corner. Maybe some of them use medicinal cannabis themselves and really do support caregivers' constitutional rights. Maybe they know there are better uses of their resources. Maybe they know it's all rooted in a bunch of racially-charged lies, and maybe they don't parrot the DARE program's disgraceful propaganda about cannabis. Maybe they think we all should be in prison. Who knows? I think they come in all flavors, including Knights and Downright Evil (due to ignorance or to downright evilness).

"Good to go" is like "all your ducks are in a row" --  set-up all nice and purdee-like for federal sentencing with no medical defense.

Please fight this shit or perish, you fucking fools! We've been duped, hoodwinked, swindled, deceived, fooled, cheated, conned, grifted, tricked, been-had, taken, lied-to, fucked-with, mounted, and raped.

By corrupt politicians, greedy industry players and by greedy attorneys.

Get it, yet?

Joseph, 303 Organics
Joseph, 303 Organics

WOAH THERE MO FO'S! h-o-l-y sheeeeeeeeit!  they smelt it. no denying it. there was a vandalism incident the night before close to the house. they were already here. we were hours from harvest. they were coming in at some point regardless. i played nice as this was something i practice for every day. i have nothing to hide. i am well within my limits. bottom line is, here is the exact quote from the first deputy to come thru-" i can't consume cannabis. i'm a cop. i have a gun. but someday when i'm not a cop and i don't have this gun i WILL have my own chamber. here is my card with a case number. if any other deputies contact you over this you tell them that deputy (name withheld) was already here. say deputy collins, who is a complete ass were to contact you, you give him this case number and tell him i was already here, have him contact me." we talked for at least 20 minutes about cannabinoids, receptors and the laws. i have nothing to hide. i run a small, tight, very legal ship. i'm on my game and know my shit. knowing that, i could either take em thru now or let kick my door down later and fuck my whole world up. they were coming in at some point regardless. do it right and no worries. @johnny- relax. they were in. if they were going to pop me it would have went down right there. why come back later and give me chance to destroy evidence? did you even think about what you wrote before you wrote it? it doesn't appear so.@kelly- no. not officer danky. not even close. if you think i am making it up email me at joe@303organics.com and i will email you back with said case number.

you fear mongering conspiracy theorists are efin nuts. show em you ain't fucking around and you know your shit. show em you are educated, more so then they are. no worries mates. no efin worries you crazy sunsabitches. holy shit, burn one and chill a bit. fuck.

Kelly Copwatch
Kelly Copwatch

Dear Officer Danky McDankelsworth (aka Joseph 303 organics):Are you just posting this insane story that you made up in order to get people to think that they have to comply when an officer comes over without a warrant?Just wonderin'

Joseph, 303 Organics
Joseph, 303 Organics

just today, 3 hours ago, i had the gilpin county sheriffs in my home and in my grow for the second time in 5 weeks. first visit was 2 sheriffs and second visit was 2 gilpin detectives. i have a 14 month old son who was present for both visits. everything is under lock and key and the sheriffs had no problem with what they saw. gave me a thumbs up and told me i was good to go. they were actually impressed with the cleanliness and how in order my paperwork was. told me it was one of the nicer ones they had been in. how they ended up in my grow in the first place is a whole other story. anyways, so both visits went as well as one could hope for. am i counting on another visit after the 30th? you bet your ass. am i counting on the next visit to as smoothly? no but i hope so. am i ready and prepared for em at all times? yes. run your ship right and tight and there SHOULD be no worries. i emphasize should. as much as i hate law dawgs these gilpin sheriffs ALMOST reinstilled my faith in po-po's. again, i stress almost. be well all and be safe.

Danky McDankelsworth

Robert
Robert

The CDPHE and its director are engaged in active malfeasance and the criminal diversion of patient register fees.  It is impossible that the agency's bad faith and incompetence are limited to their sabotage of Article XVIII, Section 14; I call on all Coloradans to expose the agency's other misdeeds and failures to protect the public health.  Urbina and his cronies (including the BOH, which, failing to exercise independent judgement and review is really just an appendage of the Department) have contradicted our Constitution and joined in a conspiracy to suppress the rights of caregivers to provide cannabis as medicine to their patients.  The criminality of the CDPHE's collusion with prohibitionist police should dissuade any patient from registering their personal information with the State -- patients are protected by the Constitution and their own weapons.  Do not expose even one more caregiver to fascist persecution by listing their names on CDPHE paperwork!

Monkey
Monkey

Complete scare tactics. "Authorized employees of state and local law enforcement agencies" have always been allowed to access the information since 2000, its in the constitution. While transportation is considered "use" it's not "under the influence". Thanks to no THC level blood limit, It's very difficult to prove intoxication (under the influence).  You don't loose your right to do anything, parenting, working, driving you buds around are still ok. Chippi is great, I even gave her money, but this time I disagree. Caregivers are constitutionally protected and the health dept. is just a registry, you tell them what to record. Cops then can verify the info, like they always have before, when they have questions about legality, they cant get a list and go out to check for compliance. I plan on staying a caregiver, I don't see anything in new health dept. rules that would make me ditch my patients. DOR rules, well thats a different story, I wont go anywhere near them.

WOW
WOW

The best part of this shennanigan? Caregivers cannot remove themselves from this database even if they are no longer providing to patients. That means we are all subject to searches based on police now having access to the database....talk about a police state.

I tried contacting the CDPHE about removing myself from the registry as a caregiver and they informed me that each one of my patients(over 50 of them) must send a notarized Change Request Form via certified mail to the CDPHE requesting that I no longer be their caregiver. If this is not done then I am subject to visits from law enforcement "checking in" on me to make sure I am being a good boy.

Doesn't this sound a little like entrapment? Change the rules in the middle of the game and then don't let people quit the game.

Fuckers.

Robert
Robert

 -- "This is the story of Roy Smith, an African American born in the Ku Klux Klan ..."; a more coherent account might be believable.

Oaff
Oaff

worst backwater police department in colorado

Johnny
Johnny

"Please fight this shit or perish, you fucking fools! We've been duped, hoodwinked, swindled, deceived, fooled, cheated, conned, grifted, tricked, been-had, taken, lied-to, fucked-with, mounted, and raped."

ATTENTION WESTORD:I nominate this as QUOTE OF THE DAY!

Monkey
Monkey

I hate all these paranoid freaks being so judgmental and rude towards you, I think your a good guy trying to do the right thing. Some of these people do bring up a good point, they might be building an accumulative charge. If they keep wanting to come in and look, they can document plant numbers at different times and charge you for the total. If they can prove 20 plants on 5 separate occasions they can charge you for cultivating 100 plants. Good luck, explain you have been very helpful but require a warrant for any further visits. Some cops are cool but some of these "open minded" people label them all as evil and "out to get you", what an unpleasant way to live. 

Johnny
Johnny

Joseph writes: "I could either take em thru now or let kick my door down later and fuck my whole world up."Wow, you think that if you asked for a warrant, then the cops would bust in your door and destroy your world? Just for asking for a warrant? But if you play nice, and don't ask for a warrant, then you will be OK? Don't you know the cops *expect* you to ask for a warrant? Do you really think they will *punish* you if you ask for one? If so, why do you think they are such good guys?

Blimey!
Blimey!

hahaha --- you are so naive --- comin' in anyway? --- sez who? --- lemme say if you get it in writing, on Gilpin letterhead, that your operation is okeedokee with the cops --- lemme know --- it will be a first --- until then, there is no such thin' as a "tight ship" --- just cuz the cop can talk to you about cannabinoids don't mean he ain't gonna come back and bust you --- why didn't they take you in then? --- it's parta their investigation --- they already came twice and you expect them to come back --- if they ain't gonna bust you, why don't they leave you alone, smarty pants? why do they keep comin' back? More visits = more evidence. You can destroy all you want, but they saw it, and destroying evidence would just be another charge anyway.

Do it right? hahahha tell that to Chris Bartkowitz servin' five years in federal prison for doin' it right. Oh, I know, "Chris was over his plant count" blah blah blah, but he never got a chance to give a med defense in court, so his story was all over as soon as he was busted. There is no "doin' it right" when it comes to the cops. Why don't you "do it right" and demand a warrant? Quit bendin' over cuz you don't want your door busted in. If you are so stupid to think that you have to prove your innocence to the cops, why don't you at least make them prove they got probable cause and get a warrant? that'll show 'em "you ain't fuckin' around" -- lettin' them in without a warrant shows them that you are a sheeple, ready to bend over to any request from the police state.

Let us know how that "get outa jail free card" works for you when officer "un"friendly shows up.

WOW
WOW

the question is why were they in your house in the first place? how did they know to come  to your house? 

forest gump
forest gump

"no problem with what they saw"???  no shit?  you let them in to collect evidence--of course they had no problem.  you didn't require a warrant.

"they said it was one of the nicer ones they had been in"

hahahaha--the cops have been over twice w/o a warrant, you have a kid, and your here publicly bragging the cops like your grow?  tight ship?  how about a tight leash on you held by gilpin police? you fucking moron.  wtf?

Don't Give Up Your Rights
Don't Give Up Your Rights

"told me it was one of the nicer ones" hahahathis is the classic GOOD COP ACT.Don't fall for it!

Boulder Med Cannabis
Boulder Med Cannabis

you are so about to get fucked up the ass. and eh... j lightfot? is that U?

Johnny
Johnny

OMG! I can't believe how the DOR/DEA fear police have gotten everyone to believe that the police should be allowed to come into your house WITHOUT A WARRANT! The police can not and SHOULD NOT ever be allowed to come into your house WITHOUT A WARRANT. The Fourth Amendment was put into the US Constitution for good reason -- don't give up your rights. Force them to prove they have probable cause to come into your house. You CAN get charge with child abuse. You CAN get charged with cultivation/distribution. They have all the evidence you need now. They told you everything was "good"? Good God, you believe them? Did you ask them to give it to you IN WRITING, Joseph? No, of course not. Do you think they will give you their "good to go" IN WRITING? Of course they won't!!! I dont' want to "fear-monger", but do you really think they would have told you if you weren't "good to go"? Of course not! That will happen once they have a proper warrant to come over and properly search your house (so it will stand up in court) and arrest you and seize your child.

If you give up your Fourth Amendment rights once, they will want them every time. STOP BEING A SHEEPLE! Stand up for yourself, and the other patients who can now expect a knock on the door from the cops. YOU ARE SETTING A BAD EXAMPLE and making us all look bad.

If they have a warrant, let them in.If they don't have a warrant, politely tell them that your attorney advised you to NEVER CONSENT TO A SEARCH.

DO NOT CONSENT TO A SEARCH UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!!!

Wow, this is incredible, but is exactly the type of POLICE STATE that the mmj program in Colorado has set up.

forest gump
forest gump

My only question is

Did the Gilpin sheriffs have a warrant to come into your house either time?

And if not, you do not have your shit together at all.  Your house has been cased by the cops and you let them.  Self incriminating is not a good idea.  If you were "legal" which definition seems to change weekly, you should NEVER let a cop into your house w/o a warrant.....period.

I would move immediately.

High Country Caregiver
High Country Caregiver

I agree Robert, I'm not exactly sure what "active malfeasance" is, but what I think you're trying to say is don't trust the CDPHE Registry!

Kathleen Chippi
Kathleen Chippi

This is what just got sent to me......at the PCRLP, from a patient/caregiver

"Hi Kathleen. Thanks for this e-mail. I amgoing through it and am taking notes as I go. I agree with all yourstatements. This is scary. thanks again for everything.

 

1. Can not submitt new application for 6monthss if denied. (denied on what grounds) what if it because the docis not qualifed. Whywould they deny? Why have they denied in the past?Oher than the obvious stated. 6 months seems crazy. They should be ableto reapply as soon as they correct the denial issue.

2. Do you not get prescription pills(vicaton ect..) if you were convicted of possession of pills,marijuana, heroin. No. You should not be denied or have to renew if youhave to go to treatment for pills or alcohol. Marijuana will in facthelp them recover from those.

3. Maybe the Health Department should issue a list aphysicians who are permitted to recommend mmj. This way they are notdenied.

4. I do not see an issue with caregivers growing together to minimize expenses who allows caregiver to charge reasonable fees.

5. The healthe department has a wavier to transport froma dispensary. Keeping in mind that a caregiver can no longer buy from acenter unless that said patient is homebound. This is crazy.

6. I still do not agree with limiting a patient to care for only five patients.

7. If a patient decides that they need other servicesthen they should ask for them. However, signifgant responsibility forthe health and well being of a patient should be limited if that saidcaregiver can not provide other services. Maybe they should seek out acaregiver who can. Do we equire liquor storesto offer other servies. Nowe do not. No do we ask physicians to provide other services. You go toa marijuana caregiver for good meds as that is what they haveexperience in..

8.Does the limitation of five patients include the caregiver if the caregiver is a patient or is it then 6?

9.Caregiver waiving confidentiality. What info will they share? How can you get a waiver to care for more than 5 patients?

10.We have patients in government housing who take walksto smoke. Which would then be a violation per the health department.What should they do?

11.Why should they have to go to a center if they do not need other services. This is BS." 

Kathleen Chippi
Kathleen Chippi

Monky,  Ask you employer if you fail your drug test if they need to prove impairment to fire you.  Ask the numerous parents being charged with child abuse and neglect if the cops had to prove impairment to charge them?  I don't fear monger....I let people know the FACTS.  I am only one of many people receiving calls from all over the state from patients and caregivers who are getting fucked. Shooting the messenger does not get rid of problem.

The registry is optional under the constitution.  You use your own good judgement on if you renew or register.

Boulder Med Cannabis
Boulder Med Cannabis

before, cops could verify someone only if they had their card in their hand. now, unless I'm wrong, they can get a list of addresses of people who are caregivers. 

Monkey
Monkey

What a dick, you wanted to remove your name as caregiver for 50 patients without telling them? Im sure if you told them that, they will all gladly tell the registry they don't want you anywhere near their plant numbers. I would hate it if patents took me off the registry without telling me. Live in fear but don't screw with patients that depend on you.

Boulder Med Cannabis
Boulder Med Cannabis

I had the same response. I want to be removed from the list, not caregiving for anyone any more. That's what they wanted, right?

High Country Caregiver
High Country Caregiver

If you are visited by law enforcement, and they ask any questions or to search your person or residence, just politely tell them to 'go suck cocks in hell!'  What ever you do, don't send any more info to the CDPHE.  We all goofed up by sending in patient forms with our names as 'caregiver', but that's in the past, looking forward, keep it simple, know what I mean?

Oaff
Oaff

go to the Denver Post article , linked to on the website . i agree though.

Oaff
Oaff

Central City and Blackhawk is the perfect place for a few select families to infiltrate and overthrow an entire sherrif's department ... tweaker cops are your worst enemy.

Oaff
Oaff

one thing nobody has mentioned yet is this ...

Gilpin County Sherrif Dept. is terrible, corrupt, gestapo, organization, which is full of meth heads, meth dealers, and just horrible horrible people.

BELIEVE ME. Some of them are family members.

Anybody who has ever REALLY dealt with them knows what i am talking about.

Colorado Mmj Patient
Colorado Mmj Patient

I agree. In reading amendment 20, it is clear that you need a doctor recommendation to be a legitimate MMJ patient.  ONLY.  The card is optional and, from a practical point of view, mostly needed for commerce with an MMC.  If you're not going to shop at an MMC, what do you need a card for ?  The MMCs need the card so they can say that they sell MMJ only to verified patients.  An MMC would have a hell of a time doing business with patients who just came in with a Dr recommendation because they could be forged, etc.  The red card gives the layer of protection that the State has verified the Dr Recommendation is all. I wouldn't renew my card if I wasn't in the business.David

Monkey
Monkey

Messengers don't interpret!! Here's a refresher coarse on the constitution: "Nothing in this section shall require any employer to accommodate the medical use of marijuana in any work place". Employers make their own drug policies, including all drugs.Parents charged with neglect or abuse are getting charged with just that, not "parenting under the influence", thats why they don't need to prove impairment. You don't leave buds, muffins or plants where your kids can get to them, just like you don't leave your alcohol, firearms and dildos where they can get to them. By the way, your welcome, enjoy my money, I just wish you picked your battles a little wiser.

Robert
Robert

No, it is not!  The patient register maintained by the CDPHE is (supposed to be) confidential.  The database of caregivers maintained by the DOR is putatively confidential too, but law enforcement can obtain verification from DOR just by inquiring whether any caregivers are registered at a particular address ("THE  INFORMATION  PROVIDED  TO  THE  STATE  MEDICAL MARIJUANA LICENSING AUTHORITY PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH  (e) SHALL NOT BE PROVIDED TO THE PUBLIC AND SHALL BE CONFIDENTIAL. THE  STATE  LICENSING AUTHORITY SHALL VERIFY  THE  LOCATION OF A PRIMARY CAREGIVER CULTIVATION OPERATION TO A LOCAL GOVERNMENT OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY UPON RECEIVING AN ADDRESS-SPECIFIC REQUEST  FOR  VERIFICATION.").  The General Assembly and the BOH have pretended to require that caregivers serve no more five patients, provide services completely unrelated to medical cannabis, and tell the DOR where they grow cannabis -- the Constitution says that caregivers are the means by which patients who do not or cannot grow their own cannabis obtain it; the government of Colorado has contradicted that and offers MMCs instead (until they can be disposed of, that is).  For my part, I would rather see the Governor, the General Assembly, the CDPHE, and the BOH swept away by fire than for their assault on our Constitution be sustained for one more instant!  Scum!!!

Monkey
Monkey

There is no list handed to police, it's still a confidential registry. WOW, misinformation spreads fast.

WOW
WOW

Shit dick, Don't you think they probably already know by the fact that our storefront has been closed for 3 months?

Boulder Med Cannabis
Boulder Med Cannabis

if you aren't caregiving anymore, your former patients already know that. there is no way for a caregiver to tell the registry they are no longer providing those services, even as the rules change. There is no way to comply!

Colorado Mmj Patient
Colorado Mmj Patient

I know a lot of people who are just going to "keep their heads down" if you know what I mean.  No point in exposing yourself to problems.  The powers that be just don't get it that they will NEVER control marijuana.  The war on drugs is a huge failure and, because of the idiotic regulatory scheme, less and less mj will be "legal".  Good for the cartels, right ?  I've been smokin' and jokin' for 4 decades.  CDPHE ??? DOR ???  Never needed them before - don't see that I need them, now.

Colorado Mmj Patient
Colorado Mmj Patient

I have had enough experience with law enforcement and govt agency goons to know that there are people out there with an axe to grind.  And they will use whatever power, or abuse their power, to satisfy personal prejudices.  For personal reasons, inexplicable to those of us a little more open minded: THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT TO GET YOU IF YOU USE MARIJUANA.David

Kathleen Chippi
Kathleen Chippi

Think about a few things, here.  "Nothing in this section shall require any employer to accommodate the medical use of marijuana in any work place".--

Most patients and people in general would take this to mean they cannot consume their medicine at work or grow their plants at work or have their caregivers deliver to their work etc.  Most patients don't and most patients employers probably don't even know their employees use mmj anyway.

If the CDPHE believed that "under the influence" meant "medical use" (from the constitutional defination) since 2000, they should have warned voters before 2011.

And as far as the parenting goes........there are patient parents who had state registry cards and personal gorws in LOCKED rooms of their house, or locked garages, or locked out buildings who are being charged with child abuse and neglect for having schedual 1 controled substances on their properties.  These are not people leaving cookies on their kids highchairs.  One couple had their kids temp. removed from their care.  These people are NOT over their patient limits and had their meds where kids could not acess them. 

Denying the realities of today isn't helpful.  I have always said,  Education, not over regulation.  When I tell people what is happening, it is to educate them.  If you chose to believe it or even think about it further, that is up to you.  I know I atteneded all of the CDPHE meetings and have a better understanding of what is happening than those who were not there.  Since it's only a handful of us who attend---most people have no clue of the new langauge or the intent of the conversations amoungts the CDPHE board. 

I hear from people who are under attack usually AFTER a problem exists......and THEN they call the PCRLP and ask what we can do for their personal situation......THIS IS WHY I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE LAWSUIT that can CLARIFY this for EVERYONE--as a plaintiff--NOT a single defendent. Not one person that has called me about thier  personal horrible plight has said---"Hey, Kathleen, I don't need any help in hiring an attorney who won't screw me and I have thousands stockpiled for my defense.  I didn't call for help."  It's just the opposite!

If youu don't like what I say....start your own group, post your phone numer or email and start hearing about it yourself.  And show up for the meetings and hearings and relay your interpetation to the rest of us.  I'm sorry you regret your donation to the lawsuit that will clarify ALL of this for everyone statewide.  If you want your money back let me know who you are and I will get it back to you.

Concerned patients can contact me at patientlawsuit@yahoo.com or via cannabislawsuits.com.

Robert
Robert

That is correct, but caregivers (in the constitutional sense; the General Assembly, CDPHE, and BOH have made a nonsense of the term) had better warn their patients NOT to list them as caregivers when they register.  We do not know whether the register has been compromised or not, but anyone who ever was listed as a caregiver by a patient should be concerned -- since the register is of patients, there is no constitutional impediment to abstracting the names of listed caregivers and simply giving them to the prohibitionist swine.

Boulder Med Cannabis
Boulder Med Cannabis

so help me understand. if, since I am no longer am a caregiver, I don't register with the DOR in the new setup under 1043, I won't be on the DOR list, correct? there is no cross-checking between lists, right? patients growing their 6 plants for themselves - they don't have to register, correct?

Robert
Robert

The "registry" (register) described in Article XVIII, Section 14 is only of patients, not of caregivers.  Under HB11-1043, caregivers were illegally required to register with the D.O.R. where they grow cannabis, and the D.O.R. was empowered to provide that information to law enforcement.  Misinformation spreads fast; please, slow down!

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