UPDATE: Legal challenge for Colo. pot measure

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- A Denver judge is considering whether to delay the printing of Colorado's voters' guide because of objections from backers of marijuana legalization.

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol filed a lawsuit in Denver District Court after a state panel edited some of the comments, saying they could cause legal problems. A judge was listening to arguments in the case Monday.

The panel added a disclaimer last week saying legalizing marijuana wouldn't automatically produce a tax windfall from a new tax because voters would have to approve it.

Lawmakers also struck some of the suggested benefits from legalizing marijuana that supporters wanted voters to read.

Lawmakers cannot change ballot language, but they can change how proposals are described to voters.


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 169161106 - nbc11news.com/a?a=169161106