Police Dept. to Lawmakers: Stop Making New Drug Laws

by Ryan McMaken

Complaining that they can’t keep up with all the changes to the law, police departments in Colorado are demanding that the legislature impose a moratorium on any new cannabis-related legislation.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports:

In May, heads of Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police [a taxpayer-funded special-interest group that lobbies for police organizations], the County Sheriffs of Colorado and Colorado District Attorneys’ Council wrote a letter to the “Members of Legislative Leadership” seeking a two-year moratorium on new marijuana regulations in order to bring all officers into compliance with enforcement expectations.

Officers “cannot keep up with the quantity and speed of constantly changing marijuana laws,” their letter said, noting 81 bills have been introduced [NB: only a small fraction of these have been passed into law] in the last four years.

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