New Colorado Bill 1263 Revolutionizes the Legality of Drug Possession

"With this new law in place, those found with Schedule I and II drugs will likely still appear in front of a judge to be sentenced, although the goal is to “give [drug users] another chance,” according to Leslie Herod, the State Rep. who sponsored the bill."

"However, drug possession is far from being decriminalized. The bill still subjects those found with the substances in question to a jail sentence. Bill 1263 will not protect those who deal Schedule I and II drugs or those found with large quantities. Herod admits that the war on drugs has been a “failure,” so she’s taking a radical new approach to address the drug problem in Colorado."

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