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.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Legislators await first bill to regulate medical marijuana - The Denver Post

Legislators await first bill to regulate medical marijuana - The Denver Post

The first official bill to regulate medical marijuana in Colorado will come before the legislature today, its sponsor said, as cannabis advocates on Thursday took different tacks in fighting for their cause.

The bill, from state Sen. Chris Romer, would create stricter requirements for the relationship between patients seeking marijuana and the doctors recommending it to them.

The bill would bar marijuana providers from paying doctors who recommend pot to patients, would require marijuana-recommending doctors to be in good standing with no restrictions on their medical licenses and would require the doctor and patient to have a "bona fide" relationship in which the doctor provides the patient a full examination and follow-up

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