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Criminal Justice Leaders In Colorado Recommend Lighter Penalties For Drug Possession

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A commission of Colorado criminal justice leaders voted Friday to recommend reduced penalties for possessing marijuana and other illegal drugs.

If Colorado legislators adopt the recommendations, possessing up to 4 ounces of marijuana would become a petty offense instead of a criminal misdemeanor, and possessing 8 to 16 ounces would become a misdemeanor instead of a felony.

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