Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed a bill defelonizing possession of schedule one and twos.


Under a newly passed bill , dealers would still be punished with a felony, but all other single-use drug possession charges would be a misdemeanor.

“The war on drugs is an abysmal failure, and this puts things on the right track,” said bill sponsor Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Denver, at a news conference Monday that capped off the 2019 legislative session, which ended on Friday.

“We’ve worked with her, I’m supportive of the bill,” Gov. Jared Polis said during the news conference.

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Date: June 11, 2019