Pot laws could be on Breckenridge ballots

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Breckenridge, Colo. (AP) - Marijuana laws could be coming up for a public vote in Breckenridge.

A marijuana advocacy group is gathering signatures to put pot laws to voters in municipal elections this fall. The group, called Sensible Breckenridge, wants to see an ordinance to remove all criminal penalties from the town code for the private use of marijuana, under 1 ounce, by adults 21 and older.

Smoking in public and drugged driving would remain illegal.

The proposal has the support of some town officials.

Breckenridge Town Councilman Jeffrey Bergeron joined an affidavit filed in support of the ballot initiative. Local police, though, oppose the initiative.

Marijuana possession is currently a misdemeanor in Breckenridge.

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