|Marijuana Policy Project
|The Patient Voter Project is distributing postcard flyers to dispensaries around the state (front of the flyer is reproduced above)
Leaders of a broad coalition of national and Colorado-based marijuana advocacy organizations held a press conference in Denver on Thursday to announce the launch of the Patient Voter Project. Its mission is to shine a light on the Obama Administration’s behavior in the state and to keep medical cannabis patients, their families, and their supporters in the state up-to-date about the latest hostile actions being carried out by the feds.
The project is a joint effort of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), Sensible Colorado, Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER), Medical Marijuana Assistance Program of America (MMAPA), Just Say Now, and others with a combined reach in Colorado of more than 40,000 online supporters.
Medical marijuana advocates, providers, and patients are participating in and embracing the campaign.
“President Obama stated early in his campaign, and in his presidency, that he would not waste federal resources interfering with state medical marijuana programs,” said Morgan Fox, spokesperson for MPP
. “The recent actions of the administration are a complete betrayal of that promise.
“Patients and their supporters need to know what the administration is doing that could hurt them, and Obama needs to be made aware that these crackdowns in medical marijuana states are just denying medicine to patients and putting them in danger,” Fox said. “These people deserve elected officials that are going to support them.”
The members of the Patient Voter Project coalition are distributing alerts to more than 40,000 email subscribers and Facebook fans on Thursday. Recipients are also being encouraged to spread the word to other people in Colorado.
In addition to these email alerts, the Patient Voter Project is in the process of distributing postcard flyers to medical marijuana centers around the state so they will be available to patients. Images of this flyer (front and back) accompany this article.