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.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Medical pot dispensaries growing at a fast clip - The Denver Post

Medical pot dispensaries growing at a fast clip - The Denver Post

When Andy Cookston and his wife opened Denver's first medical-marijuana dispensary three years ago, they hung no sign outside their door.
They did no advertising; patients were drawn exclusively by word of mouth. They were unsure whether the state would even allow them to include their dispensary's full name — Cannabis Medical Technology — on their business license because of its pot-tinged terminology.
Such modesty is no longer a concern.
"Now that the door's been cracked open," said Cookston, who also owns a graphics company, "people are rushing it."
Colorado's medical-marijuana industry — just in its infancy — is already in the throes of a dramatic change.

Read more:http://www.denverpost.com/ci_14035186#ixzz0aKQcunSo

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