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Colorado Prisons Allowing Recreational Marijuana

Colorado Prisons Allowing Recreational Marijuana

Dec 09, 2014

The Colorado Department of Corrections is now allowing inmates to grow and consume recreational marijuana, in accordance with state law for the rest of the population.

Prison Warden Tom Norton told the Rocky Mountain News, “We’ve already seen a decrease in violent crime within the jails. Snack food contraband is up 300 percent but that’s to be expected. We will continue to monitor the marijuana program but so far so good.”

Each inmate is allocated one gram of marijuana per day but additional weed can be earned through good behavior and prison work programs.

All the marijuana is grown on prisons grounds. “The inmates enjoy agricultural part of growing the cannabis plants,” Norton said. “We have a waiting list of prisoners wanting to trim the buds.

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