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Why You Should Never Talk to the Police
Professor James Duane of the Regent University School of Law presents a lecture on the Fifth Amendment right to remain silent.

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Use Cannabis Responsibly: If you Medicate, then Wait

CTI educational poster about the different methods of cannabis ingestion, possible impairment symptoms, the time of onset, and the expected duration of the symptoms. The CTI campaign encourages people to use cannabis responsibly, and if they medicate, then wait to make sure they are safe to drive.


OLD THC/DUI News

Please copy and repost this announcement.

THC/DUI Bill Hearing on Tuesday (2/26/13)

STOP THC/DUI - ATTEND THIS HEARING AND EMAIL JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

Spend your Valentine's Day protesting FORCED BLOOD DRAWS of COLORADO DRIVERS!

House Judiciary Committee Hearing on HB 1114
DATE: Tues., Feb. 26, 2013
TIME: 1:30pm
LOCATION: Old Supreme Court Chambers, state Capitol Building, 200 E. Colfax, Denver, CO

Always Call in Advance to make sure hearing hasn't been re-scheduled:
Capitol Bill Room: (303) 866-3055

Attire: Dress to Impress
Provisions: Bring food and water, as the hearing may last a while.

Read HB-1114 and committee reports here:
http://www.leg.state.co.us/

LISTEN LIVE ONLINE
You listen online to the House Judiciary committee hearing:
http://www.coloradochannel.net/

BACKGROUND
HB1114 would declare that the presence of 5 nanogram/milliliters or more of THC in the bloodstream of a driver would create a "permissible inference" that the person is guilty of DUI. Under this proposed law, the mere presence of 5 nanograms/mL of THC is enough to prove guilt, regardless of any evidence that the person was not actually impaired.

HB1114 will require a "forced blood draw", forcing anyone suspected of driving under the influence of THC to submit to a blood draw forced by the state. Currently, alcohol levels can be tested through urine, breath or blood. But under the THC/DUI bill, the nanogram count can only come from a forced blood draw.

This bill is required by A64, which states "Driving under the influence of marijuana shall remain illegal." The groups that promoted A64 are also -in favor- of the 5 ng limit. They spent over $2 million promoting A64, but haven't spent a dime to prevent this THC/DUI bill. IF YOU VOTED FOR A64, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO WRITE AND SEND LETTERS, and to have 10 OF YOUR FRIENDS SEND PROTEST LETTERS, TOO! This bill is a direct consequence of your vote for A64, and shows clearly why many long-time activists were against the language of A64 from the beginning.

CALL AND EMAIL HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

Sample letter to House Judiciary Committee

Please vote no on HB1114 and do more research on the bill to set a nanogram limit on cannabis. There is NO evidence showing a link between THC blood concentration and impairment. Other drugs that impair people, like oxycontin, do not have nanogram limits. This bill is unfair to medical marijuana patients, who will almost always be above 5 ng due to constant use, yet suffer no impairment in driving skills.

Medical cannabis patients in Colorado are SICK of being treated like second class citizens! If you want to give them forced blood draws, you will have to show some evidence that there is actually a problem. Please at least include an exemption for medical marijuana patients in this bill.

COPY AND PASTE EMAILS:
repkagan@gmail.com, pete.lee.house@state.co.us , john.buckner.house@state.co.us, lois.court.house@state.co.us, bob.gardner.house@state.co.us, polly.lawrence.house@state.co.us, mike.mclachlan.house@state.co.us , murrayhouse45@gmail.com, brittany.pettersen.house@state.co.us, joseph.salazar.house@state.co.us, jared.wright.house@state.co.us


COLORADO HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

Chairman
Representative Daniel Kagan (D)
District: 3
Occupation: Legilslator
Counties: Arapahoe
Phone: 303-866-2921
E-mail: repkagan@gmail.com

Vice-Chairman
Rep. Sanford E "Pete" Lee (D)
District: 18
Counties: El Paso
Occupation: Attorney/Businessman
Phone: 303-866-2932
E-mail: pete.lee.house@state.co.us

John W. Buckner (D)
District: 40
Counties: Arapahoe
Occupation: Retired Educator
Phone: 303-866-2944
E-mail: john.buckner.house@state.co.us

Lois Court (D)
District: 6
Counties: Denver
Occupation: Community College Instructor/Legislator
Phone: 303-866-2967
E-mail: lois.court.house@state.co.us

Bob Gardner (R)
District: 21
Counties: El Paso, Fremont
Occupation: Attorney
Phone: 303-866-2191
E-mail: bob.gardner.house@state.co.us

Polly Lawrence (R)
District: 39
Counties: Douglas, Teller
Occupation: Construction Contracts Manager
Phone: 303-866-2935
E-mail: polly.lawrence.house@state.co.us


Mike McLachlan (D)
District: 59
Counties: Archuleta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Ouray, San Juan
Occupation: Lawyer
Phone: 303-866-2914
E-mail: mike.mclachlan.house@state.co.us

Carole Murray (R)
District: 45
Counties: Douglas
Occupation: Retired
Phone: 303-866-2948
E-mail: murrayhouse45@gmail.com

Brittany Pettersen (D)
District: 28
Counties: Jefferson
Occupation: Legislator
Phone: 303-866-2939
E-mail: brittany.pettersen.house@state.co.us

Joseph A. Salazar (D)
District: 31
Counties: Adams
Occupation: Civil Rights Attorney / Professor
Phone: 303-866-2918
E-mail: joseph.salazar.house@state.co.us

Jared Wright (R)
District: 54
Counties: Delta, Mesa
Occupation: Self Employed/Consultant
Phone: 303-866-2583
E-mail: jared.wright.house@state.co.us

Sept. 14, 2011: CTI Launches THC/DUI Education Campaign

Sept. 7, 2011: CTI Letter to Drug Policy Task Force

Sept. 7, 2011: Drug Policy Task Force Meeting: Marijuana Per Se DUID Workgroup presents inconclusive findings to DPTF

Aug. 25, 2011: Activists Expose Secret THC/DUI Workgroup Meetings

WATCH VIDEO


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc3a5IAJ3Tg

May 9, 2011: HB10-1261 - THC DUI Bill Killed

 

THC/DUI News from Other Sources

DENVER WESTWORD BLOG
Aug. 29, 2011: Medical marijuana: Sean McAllister wants THC blood test document -- what's he been smoking?

Aug. 25, 2011: Marijuana work group meeting canceled over open-meetings issues, not funeral

Aug. 24, 2011: THC driving limits: Could work group meeting today give life to seemingly dead marijuana bill?

April 18, 2011: THC blood test: Pot critic William Breathes nearly 3 times over proposed limit when sober

 

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