But there’s no reason to believe Jared Polis supports the plan this year, so we shouldn’t count on seeing a new law
In Colorado Springs, meth accounts for majority of drug overdose deaths. Many of the deceased were living outside, using the drug to stay awake.
Cartoonist Jim Morrissey wonders who would have suspected methamphetamine would pose a threat to one of our favorite public places and open a new front in the war on drugs.
Cartoonist Drew Litton laments that Denver metro libraries have had to clean meth residue in their bathrooms, a horror story unfolding in the nonfiction section.
Measures on alcohol, nonprofit gambling and hallucinogens could continue state’s deregulation trend
For decades, America has fought — and lost — the “War on Drugs.” Now, with Colorado lawmakers considering a proposal to make possession of 1 gram of fentanyl a felony, it’s time to acknowledge the past errors of public health policy that locked millions of people behind bars instead of enacting long-term solutions to treating […]
Fentanyl is killing Coloradans. Fentanyl is killing families, it is killing businesses and it is killing communities. That is exactly why the most heated bill of this legislative session has been the Fentanyl Accountability and Prevention Act. Unfortunately, good politics appears headed toward bad policy. Or at least less good policy. Critics of the bill […]
Before I reached Colorado House Speaker Alec Garnett the other day, I had been warned that he seemed especially tired and maybe more than a little stressed. That was hardly a surprise. It’s the time of year — the final few weeks of the legislative session — when stress is pretty much universal at the […]
Knowingly possessing more than 1 gram of fentanyl or a fentanyl compound for personal use would be a felony in Colorado under an amendment passed Wednesday afternoon by the House Judiciary Committee to a bill seeking to stem rising overdose deaths linked to the powerful synthetic opioid. The committee’s 7-4 vote to adopt the amendment […]
Fentanyl is poison, and it’s time that Colorado policy makers recognize it as such. Drug dealers are lacing recreational drugs with fentanyl, often unbeknownst to drug users, to get users hooked. If tobacco companies did this, Congress and the Colorado General Assembly would jump to action. The same would be true if drug dealers were […]