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.

If you would like to be involved please go to our website and become a member.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Westword Getting Potful of Apps for Weed Reviewer

The Denver Post
Calling all potheads, especially those with time on their handsand preferably ones who can, like, punctuate.
Westword is hiring a reviewer to cover Colorado's booming medical-marijuana industry.
The freelance gig happens to be one of the few journalism openings anywhere in the time zone. It's also dream work for legions of users who have made an art out of comparing dispensaries, analyzing pot strains and critiquing the newly available array of THC-laced edibles.

"Some people go antiquing I go dispensering," wrote Tam, an eager applicant.
"I can do this. I can do this. I can do this!!!" wrote another, Jeff Lucas.
Say what you will about medical marijuana. Fact is, the industry here is smokin'.

Colorado is second only to California in its number of dispensaries. About 100 stores — and lots more "caregivers" — sell dozens of strains of loose pot, plus pastries, chocolates, hard candies, pasta sauces, salad dressings and, at least in one case, tapioca pudding.

Registered users total 11,094, up from 3,302 in July 2008. The state's list has more than doubled since winter, when the Obama administration ended federal raids on state-sanctioned dispensaries.
Still, curiosity and confusion abound as users blog and Twitter comparing notes.

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