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Crowd stands up for access to medical marijuana in Colorado

Claire Trageser
The Denver Post

About 350 people signed up to testify at the Colorado Board of Health’s meeting about proposed changes to the Colorado Board of Health’s meeting.

The most controversial of those planned changes would effectively shut down medical marijuana dispensaries and could potentially cut off access to the drug for some of the 7,630 Coloradans registered as patients who can legally use marijuana.

Public testimony started around 2 p.m. at the Tivoli Student Union on the Auraria Campus, which was standing room only as the crowd of more than 500 filled all of the seats in a large auditorium and balcony.



Despite slips of paper distributed by Sensible Colorado, a pro-marijuana non-profit advocacy group, to remind those in attendance to “be respectful and professional” and to not “speak out of turn or taunt speakers,” the audience often broke out in cheers, hisses, or boos.

For more of this Denver Post story: http://www.denverpost.com/ci_12877018


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