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.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Lawmakers snuff proposal to vote on dispensary ban - The Denver Post

Lawmakers snuff proposal to vote on dispensary ban - The Denver Post

State lawmakers today killed a proposal that would have asked voters whether to ban medical-marijuana dispensaries statewide.

The proposal, introduced by a handful of Republicans and backed by law enforcement officials, would have put before voters a ballot measure to clarify that only individual, small-scale caregivers could provide pot to medical-marijuana patients instead of large, commercial dispensaries.

The measure's proponents said Monday they fear acceptance of dispensaries will lead to increased pot use by teenagers and promote fraud in the medical-marijuana system. But dispensary defenders said they provide a safe, regulated way for approved patients to obtain marijuana.

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