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, March 26, 2010

Flood of medical-marijuana applications forces change - The Denver Post

Flood of medical-marijuana applications forces change - The Denver Post
Inundated with medical-marijuana patient applications, Colorado's health department has changed one way it handles the flood of paperwork.

Starting April 1, health department workers will no longer review applications submitted at the department's walk-up window to make sure they are complete before accepting them. In a news release, the health department said that practice unfairly gave walk-up applications priority and contributed to a backlog of mailed-in applications.

The department has been receiving about 1,000 applications per workday, nearly quadruple the number it was receiving per day over the summer, according to the release.

The lag between when an application is received and when a license is issued has now stretched to six months. The department is awaiting legislative approval of funding to add temporary workers to help with the backlog.

Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/ci_14760247#ixzz0jItK2kc3

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