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Pot, Booze Analogy Sparks Ballot Complaint

DENVER (AP) – Should a question on 2012 ballots about legalizing marijuana compare pot to alcohol? A state title board is deciding the question Wednesday.

A marijuana activist challenging proposed language for the ballot measure says it’s a flawed description because there’s no limit on how much alcohol people can buy, but the ballot proposals suggest a marijuana possession limit. The objector says pot should be compared to medical marijuana already in Colorado, not alcohol.

Other legalization supporters argue it’s too much of a stretch to think Colorado voters would approve pot with no limits.

The state title board is charged with clearing language for possible ballot measures before supporters can start gathering enough signatures to make the ballot.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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