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Legal Challenge For Colorado Pot Legalization Measure

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(credit: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)

(credit: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)

DENVER (AP) – A dispute over how to describe marijuana legalization to Colorado voters is on hold.

A Denver judge delayed a decision Monday on whether to allow marijuana activists to block the printing of the voters’ guide. The pot activists say the Legislature improperly deleted arguments in favor of legalization

A lawyer for the state Legislature argued that the judiciary can’t interfere because the guide is a product of a separate branch of government. A decision on that question was delayed until Wednesday.

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol filed a lawsuit in Denver District Court after a state panel edited some of the comments.

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

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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