Wednesday, September 13, 2006

State of Colorado lies about marijuana measure

Well, on some level you can take this as a good sign. The prohibitionists are so scared of Colorado's marijuana initiative that they have resorted to outright lying about the measure in a government sanctioned "voter's guide."
This year's blue book was approved last week by the Legislative Council. The final draft said that Amendment 44 would legalize the possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, and "possession" includes consumption or use of marijuana as long as it's not in public, and transferring up to an ounce of marijuana to someone 15 years or older.
This is completely untrue. The measure would not allow children to legally receive marijuana. It would simply make possession of an ounce or less, by an adult, legal. However, taking a look at their poll, available on the right hand side bar, you can see why the prohibs are worried. When I voted, it was running 76% in favor of the measure.

It won't change federal law of course, as in all states that have enacted sensible marijuana laws, the feds can still come get you if they want you if but enough states allow their citizens to make their preferences heard on the local level, perhaps we can gain some ground by 08 and make this an issue on the national level. I think the people are ready to stop arresting their fellow Americans for smoking a plant. Now if we could just get through to the politicians....


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