Medical Pot Looks to 'Color Inside the Lines'

September 04, 2013

From the Associated Press:

Medical marijuana businesses worried that federal agents will close them down now have a roadmap to avoid prosecution, courtesy of the Justice Department's decision to allow legal pot in Colorado and Washington state.

The agency said last week that even though the drug remains illegal under federal law, it won't intervene to block state pot laws or prosecute as long as states create strict and effective controls that follow eight conditions.

"The DOJ is saying you guys need to color inside the lines," said Teri Robnett, founder of the Cannabis Patients Action Network, a Westminster, Colo.-based medical marijuana advocacy...

The Department of Justice said they will not interfere with A64!

August 29, 2013

Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the US Department of Justice would allow the marijuana legalization laws in Colorado and Washington to go into effect.

Holder announced that the Department of Justice will take a “trust but verify approach” to the new marijuana laws, but did reserve the right to file a preemption lawsuit at a later date if necessary.

In a three page memo issued by Deputy Attorney General Cole, the DOJ clarified they will still retain the right to prosecute individuals who engage in the following circumstances:

Free Motion to Dismiss MJ Offense

August 22, 2013

Here is a self help motion to dismiss free to CO NORML members and guests:

If arrested or given a summons for Possession of MJ, here is a motion you should file as soon as the court has a case number if the following circumstances apply:

  • Adult (over 21 years of age on day of alleged crime)
  • Amount of MJ is less than 1 ounce
  • MJ was not openly used or displayed in public
  • Date of offense was after January 1, 2013
  • Offense was in Colorado


Walk or Drive Introduces a Safe-Driving iPhone App to Quickly, Accurately and Privately Measure Impairment

July 26, 2013

Walk or Drive provides a quick, private, accurate and objective measure of personal performance. It helps responsible people quickly, privately and accurately determine their impairment level prior to driving. Walk or Drive can help individuals assess their performance regardless of the cause of possible impairment, including marijuana, alcohol, medication, illness or fatigue. Walk or Drive was developed specifically to help people who want to be confident that they can perform at a safe level after taking medication, alcohol, recreational drugs, or who have any reason to confirm their current level...

Lenny Frieling to Speak in New Jersey

July 20, 2013


Colorado NORML Board Member, Lenny Frieling, will be speaking in Millburn, New Jersey to share his experience and expertise to help New Jersey's concerned patients fix New Jersey's broken MMJ systems along with other marijuana-issues in general. More information below.

MMJ NJ Information

Join Us Live or Watch and Listen to the live-stream of this important and educational, eye opening, mind expanding event.

Lenny Frieling is coming to New Jersey to share his experience and expertise to help us fix New Jersey's broken MMJ systems along with other marijuana-issues in general.

Following Lenny's presentation...

Grower Beware: Protecting Your Product May Land You in Prison

July 18, 2013

No Guns and Marijuana

If you are accused of drug possession, drug manufacturing or drug sales, you should immediately contact an experienced criminal defense attorney.  You should not speak to police or prosecutors without an attorney.  There is nothing you can tell the police today, that we cannot tell them tomorrow together.  You should not discuss the facts with anyone but your attorney.




Marijuana is valuable.  We rightly fear theft of our grows...

Vote "No" For Double Taxation on Marijuana in Boulder

July 18, 2013

Please join us in supporting the Vote "No" on the Marijuana Double Tax campaign in Boulder, CO. It's easy, just click the button below and make your voice heard:

Vote "No"

More information is below from The Daily Camera

The Boulder City Council late Tuesday night backed a 5 percent excise tax on marijuana that could be increased up to 10 percent and would provide some money for drug education and treatment.

Council members mostly did not support the idea of a separate sales tax...

A Cannabis Business Symposium

July 18, 2013

Colorado NORML Board Members Sean McAllister, Teri Robnett and Craig Small will be on a panel of an Elite Expert Industry Panel featuring Attorneys, Lobbyists, and Industry Political Experts to discuss the States Emergency Rules.

Join us for a Cannabis Business Symposium sponsored by The Cannabis Business Association and BioTrack THC!

The Emergency Rules have been released by the Department of Revenues Marijuana Enforcement Division. Join us from 6pm - 9pm at Casselmans Bar and Venue for an Elite Expert Industry Panel featuring Attorneys, Lobbyists, and Industry Political Experts to discuss the States Emergency Rules.

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About: Teri Robnett

Teri Robnett is a medical marijuana patient and advocate, living in the Denver-metro area. She is well known in the marijuana community by the moniker RxMaryJane. Learn More About Teri

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About: Sean McAllister

Sean McAllister is one of Colorado's leading drug policy reform lawyers and a Colorado NORML Board Member. He is an expert criminal defense and DUI attorney, with a focus on drug cases. Learn More About Sean

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About: Craig Small

The Law Office of Craig Small offers a wide spectrum of legal services including family law, medical marijuana law as well as other general legal services. Learn More About Craig

A64 - Retail and Medical Marijuana Rulemaking Announcement

July 15, 2013

Two Colorado Board Members, Teri Robnett and Sean McAllister have been chosen to serve on the The Medical Differentiation Working Group. Additional information is below:

Amendment 64 of the Colorado State Constitution and HB13-1317 directs the State Licensing Authority (SLA) to adopt rules for retail marijuana. The first step in the process was the adoption of the July 1, 2013 emergency rules, which established a robust regulatory structure for retail marijuana designed to protect public safety and prevent diversion of retail marijuana to minors. With those goals in mind, the SLA filed a Notice of Rulemaking with the Secretary...

Colorado NORML Panel at the 710 Cup

July 11, 2013

Colorado NORML Board Members will be speaking at the 710 Cup on Sunday July 14th from 3-4pm.


  • Craig Small (Attorney, he was CO NORML's Rep on the A64 Govs Task Force along with Lauren Davis.)
  • Teri Robinett (Activist/Lobbyist/MMJ Patient)
  • Lauren Davis (A64 Gov Task Force, Criminal Defense Attorney)
  • Lenny Frieling (Criminal Defense Attorney, will speak on CO's New DUID law)
  • Rachel Gillette (Moderator, Business Law and Tax Attorney)

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