Polis Signs Bill Reducing Drug Possession Crimes To Misdemeanors

Governor Polis is giving the green light to a bill that reduces the possession of small amounts of drugs from a felony to a misdemeanor. He signed off on the measure yesterday. Supporters say the new law will shift the focus to treatment for drug users instead of prison. It will also save Colorado nearly 14-million-dollars over five years. The measure does not change the punishments for those charged with possession with intent to distribute. The bill was one of a number Polis signed yesterday.

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