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New sentencing reform for some Colorado drug convictions

There has been a lot in the news lately about Colorado's marijuana commerce regulations in the legislature, but not so much about another measure dealing with how those convicted in some felony drug cases are sentenced. Senate Bill 250 has now cleared both the Senate and the House, although it had to go back through the Senate a second time for approval again for some amendments.

36 indicted on drug charges in Colorado

Thirty-six people have been indicted on a variety of drug charges in Western Colorado. According to authorities, the grand jury indictments are the result of a joint investigation that involved the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Western Colorado Drug Task Force and the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT).

Marijuana DUI bill to reach Colorado Senate committee

Every year, April 20 - or, as it is commonly called, 4/20 - serves as an unofficial counterculture holiday for marijuana enthusiasts. Sometimes the occasion is marked by lobbying on behalf of marijuana reform. Sometimes it just consists of a group of friends hanging out and enjoying some recreational smoking. Since Colorado passed Amendment 64 in November, legalizing the use and possession of limited amounts of marijuana, 4/20 will likely be a day to remember this year.

Will feds intervene in Colorado's marijuana laws?

We've written several times about Amendment 64 and Colorado voters' decision to legalize the use of recreational marijuana in the state last November. When the law passed it gave adults over the age of 21 the right to use, possess and sometimes grow controlled amounts of marijuana for recreational use. However, these activities remain illegal under federal law.

GPS technology leads to drug arrest

For decades now, the Global Positioning System has made it possible to pinpoint one's exact location with the use of a simple handheld device. Now an integrated part of cell phones, automobiles, and personal computers, GPS technology has made finding things easier for Americans both across the nation and around the world.

Boulder DA first to drop marijuana charges in light of Amendment 64

We recently discussed Colorado's Amendment 64, which proposed legalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana for people aged 21 or older. After its passage last week, lawmakers and enforcement agencies across the state and the nation are considering how to respond and Boulder County has taken one of the first steps.

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