Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Marijuana acts: Who has your vote?

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Cannabis act backer Michelle LaMay.
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Though we recently brought word that the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol has likely collected enough signatures to make the November ballot, there's another effort in the works to do something similar.

The backers behind The Relief for the Possession of Cannabis Act of 2012 says the title board has finalized the wording of their act, meaning it's now time to get those signatures as well.

The proponents of The Relief for the Possession of Cannabis Act of 2012 have met with the Colorado Initiative Title Setting Review Board for the November 2012 ballot. The title board set the question as: Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado state constitution directing the judiciary branch of all governing bodies in the state of Colorado to prohibit their courts from imposing any fine or sentence for the possession of cannabis?

"The costs and the damage to Colorado families and society and to small governments' budgets far exceed the public's perception of danger," says proponent Michelle LaMay. "Times have changed. I think it as similar to mandatory sentencing or "three strikes you're out" laws. It is clearly not legalization and it doesn't cost the taxpayers a dime."

Petitions will go out February 1 around the state. More than 88,000 registered voters need to sign to get on the November 2012 ballot. To contribute or volunteer to circulate a petition, LaMay can be reached at 303-886-7998, email relief4possession@gmail.com and http://relief4possession.webs.com.

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