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June 17, 2020

Ending Cannabis Criminalization Is Police Reform

While lawmakers focus largely on police behaviors, we at NORML also wish to raise questions about police powers. Over the years, law enforcement in this country have been granted extraordinary powers — powers that often provide them with the ability to interact with citizens whenever and wherever they please. In many cases, the rationale for these ever-expanding police powers has been to enforce the so-called war on drugs. 
June 17, 2020

Ending Cannabis Criminalization Is Police Reform

Over the years, law enforcement in this country have been granted extraordinary powers — powers that often provide them with the ability to interact with citizens whenever and wherever they please. In many cases, the rationale for these ever expanding police powers has been to enforce the so-called war on drugs.

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June 16, 2020

Colorado: Pending Legislation Provides Governor Expanded Authority to Pardon Marijuana Offenders

While the Governor’s office already possesses the authority to issue pardons in certain circumstances, this measure expands those powers so that the Governor can do so unilaterally for persons with minor marijuana convictions.

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June 16, 2020

Colorado: Pending Legislation Provides Governor Expanded Authority to Pardon Marijuana Offenders

While the Governor's office already possesses the authority to issue pardons in certain circumstances, this measure expands those powers so that the Governor can do so unilaterally for persons with minor marijuana convictions.