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No, Colorado Isn't Releasing People Imprisoned For Pot Crimes. But Why The Hell Not?

By Matt Ferner

DENVER — A parody news story went viral earlier this week, claiming that Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) had proposed a bill that would release people imprisoned for marijuana-related crimes. Not true.

But in all seriousness, why is this not happening?

As Marijuana Majority’s Tom Angell put it, people have been “left behind on the battlefield of the failed ‘war on drugs.'”

“Governors like John Hickenlooper and the president of the United States should use their unique executive powers to free people who are still serving time behind bars for so-called ‘crimes’ that didn’t hurt anyone else,” Angell said.

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Source: Huffington Post Green