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, February 03, 2010

Sensible Colorado Putting Dispersaries on the Ballot

Representative Tom Massey's bill to regulate the medical marijuana industry -- previewed in this blog based on comments from a knowledgeable source and a second item containing insight from advocate Matt Brown -- hasn't even been made public yet; Massey will do so at a 1:30 p.m. event. But already, there's significant fallout.
Prime example: Sensible Colorado, an organization led by Brian Vicente (the co-chair, with Brown, of Sensible Patient and Provider Coalition), is announcing that it plans to place an initiative on the 2010 Colorado ballot intended to "secure patient access to medical marijuana."
The idea: To let voters establish regulations kinder to the medical marijuana industry than those likely to be passed by legislators. Look below to see a draft measure of the initiative and learn more about a Thursday press conference at which the mission will be formally launched.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The politicians dont seem to get it. The public wants pot legalized period. They need to spend there time reforming prison sentences and doing away with mandatory parole.