Ballot decision expected on pot legalization

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- Marijuana legalization activists find out Monday whether Colorado will be the second state to have a question on ballots this fall.

A legalization initiative is working on its second try at having the mandatory number of signatures to ask voters whether pot should be legal for adults over 21 even without a doctor's recommendation.

Washington state already has a marijuana legalization measure on ballots this November.

Legalization supports in Colorado were given additional time to collect signatures because too many signatures were deemed invalid. If the second batch does not meet the threshold, marijuana activists will have to start over, though they could sue to challenge some of the rejections.

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  • by N on Feb 28, 2012 at 06:36 AM
    At least the pot heads are finally being honest about their motivations now. So called "medical" marijuana was a joke from day one. The majority of the people pushing this are not cancer or AIDS patients, they are people who like to smoke weed.
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      by denbee on Feb 28, 2012 at 02:59 PM in reply to N
      No, medical marijuana is not a joke unless you know more than the doctors and scientist who have studied cannabis. It is a joke though that, given that marijuana has yet to really harm anyone, that it is about as addictive as caffeine and most people are ignoring the very ineffective marijuana prohibition law anyways, that maybe it is time. Why do you feel like you must prevent anyone from using it if they want? In the Country I am from there are very few things that are prohibited from a responsible adult citizen, why should there be? In my Country we make our own choices regarding our medicines, our recreational preferences and what we grow in our gardens. In my Country the laws are made to affect those who are unresponsible, not those who are being responsible adults. We are not the problem...they are and the law is directed at them, not us. In my Country freedom is more than a word, it is life. Freedom to live life without undue government interference. Freedom from breaking in our doors looking for drugs, freedom from ransacking our homes, shooting our pets, terrorizing our old folks, seizing our homes and properties, jail, fines... your insane fear of illegal drugs has turned us into Amerika and I believe we have had enough!
  • by Marry Jane Location: Paradox on Feb 27, 2012 at 03:38 PM
    As of late this afternoon it is reported that it will be on the Nov. ballot. If it didn't pass in California there is no way it will pass in Colorado.
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