Skip to comments.Colorado passes proposal to legalize marijuana(At least I can get high while I am miserable)
Posted on 11/06/2012 8:30:06 PM PST by AmonAmarth
The No on 64″ campaign told FOX31 Denver reporter Mark Meredith it is accepting defeat and thankful for voters.
FOX31 Denver has called the race and Amendment 64 is passing. Amendment 64 asked Colorado voters whether or not marijuana should be regulated in the same way the state regulates the sale of alcohol to people 21 and older.
The ballot measure is the result of several months of lobbying from pro-marijuana organizations who believe decriminalization could help law enforcement rearrange resources and staff for more serious crimes.
Those against legalization argued Amendment 64 will encourage more drug cartels to setup shop in Colorado and also give teenagers easier access to marijuana.
Pro-legalization groups believe decriminalization will boost the states economy with new taxes and licensing fees.
According to the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, Colorado law enforcement would save an estimated $12 million in the first year of legalization.
Despite the legalization campaigns efforts, high profile lawmakers including Governor John Hickenlooper and Attorney General John Suthers opposed the measure.
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I can’t believe it passed. Al Amerika sure did go to hell in a handbasket tonight.
I voted for it, along with a straight Republican ticket. It's no more my business if someone wants to get high than it is if they want to get drunk.
Exactly. Much as we may not like to hear it, there’s nothing “conservative” about this nation’s so-called War on Drugs.
I’m sure quite a few conservatives supported it. I did for one.
Legalizing pot is a Soros funded ambition.