State MMJ industry plans 'Day of Action'

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In response to the letters issued by the U.S. Attorney's office to 23 Colorado medical marijuana dispensaries that are within 1,000 feet of a school, telling them to close or move within 45 days, almost every major MMJ advocacy organization is participating in a "day of action" Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Here's a release from the Colorado Springs Medical Cannabis Council.

On Wednesday January 25th the CSMCC is joining Sensible Colorado, C4CPR, Safer, MMAPA, NCIA, MMBA, MMIG, and CBA in standing up for business owner rights and safe access. This is a unified response from National and Colorado Organizations to send a strong message to the US Attorney General regarding recent Federal letters threatening medical marijuana businesses in Colorado. Please join thousands of patients by adding your voice and standing up to the Feds.

As we speak, leaders from these organizations are working on legal, political, and grassroots efforts to protect our Colorado sovereignty from John Walsh and the DEA. Feel free to print this email to pass along to patients who will be impacted most by federal interference.

How can I HELP?
**COLORADO: MEDICAL MARIJUANA DAY OF ACTION (Wed. 1/25)**
This Wednesday join hundreds of medical marijuana patients, providers and supporters in making quick calls to your U.S. Congresspeople. Everyone should call both Colorado U.S. Senators and your specific U.S. Congressperson. Contact information is below the sample script.

"I am a constituent in your district who supports medical marijuana patients. I'm calling to say that our state's medical marijuana system is working and we need to Stop Federal Interference in our state laws. The Colorado state government is doing an excellent job of safely regulating medical marijuana distribution and I ask that the US Attorney cease his actions in shutting down state-legal medical marijuana dispensaries. Please ask the representative to contact Colorado's US Attorney John Walsh and tell him to cease interfering in Colorado's tightly-regulated medical marijuana law. Thank you"

(Optional:) "Additionally, I would respectfully ask that Representative _______________ co-sponsor H.R. 1983 — the States Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act — which would protect our state’s medical marijuana patients and providers from federal interference. Thank you!"

U.S. Representatives
District 1 (Denver) — D-Representative Diana DeGette - 202-225-4431
District 2 (Boulder/Longmont/Loveland/Ft. Collins) — D-Representative Jared Polis — 202-225-2161
District 3 (Western Slope, including Aspen, Grand Junction and Pueblo) R-Representative Scott Tipton — 202-225-4761
District 4 (Eastern Plains including Greeley and Castle Rock) R-Representative Cory Gardner — 202-225-4676
District 5 (Colorado Springs/Salida) R-Representative Doug Lamborn — 202-225-4422
District 6 (Aurora/Douglas/Adams) R-Representative Mike Coffman — 202-225-7882
District 7 (North Metro/Arvada/Golden/Jefferson County) D-Representative Ed Perlmutter — 202-225- 2645

Senators
Entire State - Senator Mark E. Udall - 202-224-5941
Entire State - Senator Michael F. Bennet - 202-224-5852

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