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Criminal Justice Leaders In Colorado Recommend Lighter Penalties For Drug Possession

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:40 PM ET


The Denver Post:

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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Filed by Ethan Axelrod  |