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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.

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Colorado's bill would ease state's medical-pot law - The Denver Post

Colorado's bill would ease state's medical-pot law - The Denver Post

Colorado's medical-marijuana laws could be relaxed to make it easier for felons to own dispensaries and exempt long-standing pot shops from buffer rules around schools.

A bill unveiled this week at the state Capitol makes a number of changes to Colorado's medical- marijuana laws that are friendly to the cannabis industry.

The bill also would ease rules for doctors with restricted licenses who want to recommend medical marijuana and would allow patients to shop in a dispensary immediately after sending in their medical-marijuana applications. It also would limit state residency requirements only to dispensary owners.

State Rep. Tom Massey, a Poncha Springs Republican who is the bill's House sponsor, said the proposal

came from listening to medical-marijuana business owners, state regulatory officials and law enforcement officers.

"We're trying to do everything we can to make this a more workable system for the state," Massey said.

House Bill 1043 also contains provisions creating new regulations. Caregivers — small- scale providers of medical marijuana to patients — would have to register with the state. The locations of commercial marijuana-growing facilities would be made public. And a cap would be placed for the first time on the number of plants a marijuana-infused-products maker could gro

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