Deputy Drug Czar Opposing Amendment 44

By: Elyse Webb
By: Elyse Webb

A Denver–based organization is hoping to make history in Colorado by making small amounts of marijuana legal. The consumption and distribution has been illegal since 1937, and many say making it legal is a bad idea.

Amendment 44 will be on the ballot this November and many worry for the well-being of Colorado.. if the initiative is passed. Yet, Deputy Drug Czar, Scott Burns says he is confident that Colorado will follow the trend of previous states that have tried to pass this amendment.

“They have been to Alaska and the amendment failed, in Nevada it failed, California, it failed. Frankly, I believe that with people focusing on this the last few weeks before election, it will fail in Colorado, too," says Burns.

Amendment 44 would make it legal for anyone over the age of 21 to posses less than one ounce of marijuana. The manufacturing and distributing of the drug would still be illegal.

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