Who is the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition?

Our mission is to reverse the trend of mass incarceration in Colorado. We are a coalition of nearly 7,000 individual members and over 100 faith and community organizations who have united to stop perpetual prison expansion in Colorado through policy and sentence reform.

Our chief areas of interest include drug policy reform, women in prison, racial injustice, the impact of incarceration on children and families, the problems associated with re-entry and stopping the practice of using private prisons in our state.

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Monday, July 20, 2009

No Number Change

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's state health board has rejected a move to limit suppliers of medical marijuana to helping only five patients at a time.

The board voted 6-3 Monday night after several hours of testimony to defeat the proposal by the state health department. People in the audience of about 100 cheered.

The board adopted other recommended changes, including a requirement that patients get their signatures notarized on applications for the medical marijuana registry.

State health and law enforcement officials argued the system is susceptible to fraud and causes confusion over who can legally grow marijuana.

Opponents objected to meddling with the voter-approved constitutional amendment allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I ask,isnt it the job of law enforcement to enforce the laws as there made by the people?? If so why are we always hearing them trying to change, alter or make laws??? djw