Infighting Plagues Medical-Marijuana Advocacy Groups

COLORADO: When it comes to medical-marijuana advocacy groups at the state Capitol this year, it takes a program to keep them straight.  When it comes to medical-marijuana advocacy groups at the state Capitol this year, it takes a program to keep them straight.There are the Medical Marijuana Industry Group and the Association of Cannabis Trades for Colorado.

There are the Medical Marijuana Industry Group and the Association of Cannabis Trades for Colorado.

There are Sensible Colorado, the Cannabis Therapy Institute and the Rocky Mountain Caregivers Cooperative. Acronyms abound — MMAPR, CCPC, NORML.

When the legislature held its first public hearing last week for a bill concerning medical-marijuana regulations, people representing at least eight medical-marijuana advocacy organizations testified, voicing opinions on the measure that ranged from solid support to angry opposition.

Many advocates cite the level of involvement as a good thing.

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