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Lawmakers Consider Bill To Lower Penalties For Drug Possession

"DENVER (CBS4) — Lawmakers will consider a bill Tuesday that would lower the penalty for possession of illegal drugs for personal use. Under existing law, possession of a controlled substance listed in schedule I or II is a felony. If HB19-1263 passes, it would reduce simple drug possession crimes in Colorado to a misdemeanor and remove the felony charge for possessing more than 12 ounces of marijuana."

"Schedule I drugs include heroin, LSD, marijuana, peyote, methaqualone, and Ecstasy. Schedule II drugs include oxycodone, fentanyl, morphine, opium, codeine, amphetamine (including Adderall), methamphetamine and Ritalin."

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