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THC/DUI Bill Hearing on Tuesday (2/26)
STOP THC/DUI – ATTEND THIS HEARING AND EMAIL JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
House Judiciary Committee Hearing on HB 1114
DATE: Tues., Feb. 26, 2013
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 (for last minute time and place changes): (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:
LISTEN LIVE ONLINE
You listen online to the House Judiciary committee hearing:
LISTEN LIVE ONLINE You listen online to the House Judiciary committee hearing: http://www.coloradochannel.net/
NOTE: Most of the Reps will monitor their email during the hearing. So if you can’t come in person, please listen live online and be ready to refute the many lies that will be brought forth in testimony from law enforcement and the drug rehabilitation industry. Send emails to the committee members during the hearing while you listen live online. This is often one of the most effective ways to have your voice heard.
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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 CALL 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.
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COLORADO HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
Representative Daniel Kagan (D)
Rep. Sanford E “Pete” Lee (D)
Counties: El Paso
John W. Buckner (D)
Occupation: Retired Educator
Lois Court (D)
Occupation: Community College Instructor/Legislator
Bob Gardner (R)
Counties: El Paso, Fremont
Polly Lawrence (R)
Counties: Douglas, Teller
Occupation: Construction Contracts Manager
Mike McLachlan (D)
Counties: Archuleta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Ouray, San Juan
Carole Murray (R)
Brittany Pettersen (D)
Joseph A. Salazar (D)
Occupation: Civil Rights Attorney / Professor
Jared Wright (R)
Counties: Delta, Mesa
Occupation: Self Employed/Consultant
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