Gov. Jared Polis signs bill “defelonizing” single-use drug possession


Colorado Governor Jared Polis on Tuesday signed a law “defelonizing” single-use drug possession for Schedule I and II substances. HB19-1263, “defelonizes” drug possession for substances such as heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and most other illicit drugs.
Under the newly passed law, those caught with small amounts of these drugs would face a misdemeanor instead of a felony charge. Dealers would still be punished with a felony, however.

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