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the colorado dept of health is trying to do an end run around the constitutional right to use medical marijuana.
they are doing this by making it much more difficult to be a provider /caretaker. they are trying to define a caretaker as one who is significantly responsable for the care of the patient as well as limiting the number of patients a caretaker can have.
as well they are attempting to place id and notory restrictions on caretakers as well.
the people that could be harmed by this is huge people who are home bound or too poor sick or weak to grow their own the sickist of the sickest is who will be injured.
as well some of the larger caretakers in colo are up to 400-500 patients each,they will lose their livelyhoods or be again forced to become criminals.

this is scary and presidant setting material i encourage all who read this to contact the colo dept of health and raise hell.
from e text produced by the state
NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of Section 24-4-103, C.R.S., that the Colorado Board of Health will
conduct a public rule-making hearing to consider the promulgation of :
Amendments to 5 CCR 1006-2 – Rules and Regulations Pertaining to the Medical Use of Marijuana
Date: March 18, 2009
Time: 1:15 p.m.
Place: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Sabin-Cleere Conference Room, Bldg, A., First Floor
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, Colorado 80246

Hearing Subjects/Issues Involved
The purpose of this hearing is to receive public comments on proposed rules further defining the term “primary care-giver”
and clarifying the phrase “significant responsibility for managing the well-being of a patient”; requiring that signatures on
Medical Marijuana Registry applications and related forms be notarized; providing parameters for the number of patients a
primary care-giver may provide services for; requiring compliance with the Colorado Secure and Verifiable Identity
Document Act, C.R.S. § 24-72.1-1-101 et seq.; and altering the process for changing a care-giver’s listing in the Medical
Marijuana Registry.
The proposed rules have been developed by the Center for Health and Environmental Information and Statistics Division of
the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment pursuant to Section 25-1.5-106, C.R.S.
Contact for more information and/or copies of the proposed rules: Colorado Department of Public Health and
Environment, Center for Health and Environmental Information and Statistics Division, CHEIS-ADM-A1, 4300 Cherry
Creek Drive S., Denver, CO 80246, (303) 692-2184. The proposed amendments will also be available on the Board’s Web
site at Colorado State Board of Health under “Notices of Upcoming Public Rulemaking Hearings and Draft
Proposed Rules.”
please all colorado providers and patients get on the horn and raise some hell. thanks

here is a copy of the colo id act
Colorado Revised Statutes

24-72.1-101. Short title.

This article shall be known and may be cited as the "Secure and Verifiable Identity Document Act".

24-72.1-102. Definitions.

As used in this article, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) "Children" means children as defined by 42 U.S.C. sec. 1786 (b).

(2) "Infants" means infants as defined by 42 U.S.C. sec. 1786 (b).

(3) "Public entity" means an agency, department, board, division, bureau, commission, council, or political subdivision of the state.

(4) "Public official" means an elected or appointed official, an employee, or an agent of a public entity.

(5) "Secure and verifiable document" means a document issued by a state or federal jurisdiction or recognized by the United States government and that is verifiable by federal or state law enforcement, intelligence, or homeland security agencies.

24-72.1-103. Identity documents

(1) A public entity that provides services shall not accept, rely upon, or utilize an identification document to provide services unless it is a secure and verifiable document.

(2) A public entity that is issuing an identification card, license, permit, or official document shall not authorize acceptance of an identification document, nor shall a public official acting in an official capacity accept an identification document before issuing such documents, unless such identification document is a secure and verifiable document.

24-72.1-104. Records.

Information gathered pursuant to section 24-72.1-105 (2) (a) shall be a public record accessed pursuant to section 24-72-306 unless the subject of the information is a juvenile or the information concerns an ongoing criminal investigation. Such records shall be retained for three years, but may be disposed of after three years.

24-72.1-105. Violations - immunity.

(1) Actions taken in knowing violation of this article shall not be protected by governmental immunity provided to public employees by article 10 of this title.

(2) A peace officer who, in the performance of the officer's duties, utilizes identification that is not secure and verifiable shall not forfeit governmental immunity pursuant to this section if such officer:

(a) Gathers all information from such identification; and

(b) If feasible, according to any applicable law enforcement agency guidelines, gathers fingerprint information from such person and stores such fingerprints for at least one year as a criminal justice record.

24-72.1-106. Applicability.

This article shall not apply to a person reporting a crime; a public entity or official accepting a crime report, conducting a criminal investigation, accepting an application for the provision of services or providing services to infants and children born in the United States pursuant to 42 U.S.C. sec. 1786, or providing emergency medical service; a peace officer in the performance of the officer's duties and within the scope of the officer's employment if such officer complies with section 24-72.1-105 (2); or instances when a federal law mandates acceptance of a document.

Source: L. 2003: Entire article added, p. 1887, § 1, effective May 22.
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