DENVER (AP) — Marijuana legalization activists in Colorado are ready to turn in signatures to put the question on ballots this fall.

The Campaign To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol says it will turn in some 160,000 signatures in favor of the ballot initiative. The measure would make pot possession legal in small amounts for adults over 21, without a doctor’s recommendation.

Colorado requires roughly 86,000 valid signatures to put the question before voters.

The state has 30 days to certify signatures and decide whether the pot measure will be on ballots. If approved, the marijuana question would be the first cleared for Colorado’s 2012 election.

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Comments (2)
  1. wartica says:

    I keep reading nothing but positive things about incorporating marijuana in your diet; not by smoking it but by vaporizing and cooking. We have seen, over the last twenty years or so, that it has a lot of medicinal aspects to it. Whereas alcohol, on the other hand, has been proven to be more detrimental than good to us.

  2. Bill says:

    This is all well and good and I understand why they want it legalized.

    I can support the measure if 3 things happen:

    1. Tax it like they do tobacco and alcohol
    2. There has to be a specified limit on the amount of THC when a person is deemed under the influence just like alcohol.
    3. A minor is defined as being under the age of 21 (just like alcohol) and it is illegal for a minor to possess and it is illegal for an adult to provide to a minor.

    If these 3 things do not happen, then I will vote against legalization.

    If marijuana proponents want legalization, then they need to get serious and work with society to establish realistic laws governing the distribution and use of marijuana.

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