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, December 23, 2009

Arguments continue in Colo. pot lawsuit - The Denver Post

Arguments continue in Colo. pot lawsuit - The Denver Post
CENTENNIAL, Colo.—A medical marijuana dispensary in this Denver suburb must wait until after Christmas to find out if it can reopen after the town forced it shut down. CannaMart finished two days of arguments Tuesday asking for an Arapahoe County judge to force Centennial to reverse the closure of the dispensary a couple months ago after just six weeks in business.
CannaMart claims cities can't ban dispensaries because voters in 2000 allowed medical marijuana in the state constitution.
"If marijuana is legalized for people with debilitating medical conditions ... the supply of it must also be legal," CannaMart lawyer Robert Corry said.
District Court Judge Christopher Cross, who initially planned to rule Tuesday, said after a full day of arguments that he would need to wait until after Christmas.
A lawyer for Centennial said a decision in CannaMart's favor would chill cities struggling to regulate proliferating dispensaries.

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