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January 2011

HB11-1043 New Draft as of 1/25/11

The new draft of HB11-1043 is floating around.  Not a whole lot of positive things to say about this draft.
 
1) Continued moratorium for another year, unless you are already in the industry.
2) No minority out of state ownership.
3) Felony cultivators are forever banned (not so for possession or sales).
4) Grows are no longer confidential.
5) No help for caregivers and they have to register with the state.
6) No reciprocity for out of state patients.
7) A 500 plant cap on IPM related OPCOs.

HB11-1043

As of 01/27/11,  HB-1143 was erased and being redrafted.
 
 

Boigon Amendments

Council woman Boigon, a Denver mayoral candidate, has proposed 9 Amendments to the Brown/Nevitt ordinance.  They are horrible and would have a devastating effect on the industry.
 
Her proposals would cap all OPCOs at 10,000 square feet.  Her proposals would prohibit MMCs, OPCOs, and IPMs, from being within 1,000 feet of any park, residential zoned district, school, college campus, senior services facility,  or alcohol and drug treatment facility.
 
There is a very limited "grandfather" provision, but even that ends after 2 years.

Denver City Council

I am amazed by the overall dislike of the Medical Marijuana Industry displayed by the Denver City Council.

Denver voters should be contacting their City Council and let them know they do not like the Council forcing law abiding businesses to close resulting in a loss in jobs, rent, and taxes.

We have added the latest drafts as well as City Council contact information to our website.

Please take the time to politely contact your representatives.
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