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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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Monday, May 09, 2011

Pot DUI bill back with teeth in Colo. - The Denver Post

Pot DUI bill back with teeth in Colo. - The Denver Post
DENVER—A bill to prosecute drivers under the influence of pot has been revived with teeth after it was watered down so it was just a study on the issue of marijuana impairment.

The proposal is scheduled to be heard this week in the Senate. It would set a blood-content threshold that would allow prosecutors to charge drivers with a DUI if they have a level of at least 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood. THC is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

That level would be the country's most liberal limit under the law for what's legally considered too high to drive. But it has angered some medical marijuana users who fear they'll be unfairly targeted.

The bill was changed to become a study last month but it was restored to its original form Friday.

Read more: Pot DUI bill back with teeth in Colo. - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/news/marijuana/ci_18024401#ixzz1LrSLRfTC
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