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Old November 2nd, 2005, 07:21 PM   #1
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Major Marijuana Victory!

Pot measure wafts to victory

By Alan Gathright, Rocky Mountain News

November 1, 2005



A measure that would legalize adult possession of small amounts of marijuana in Denver was approved by voters Tuesday, following a heated campaign that saw pot backers accused of exploiting residents' fear of crime.



The measure was leading by more than 7,000 votes with just over 100,000 votes counted when the Rocky Mountain News called the contest.



The central theme of Initiative 100, the Alcohol-Marijuana Equalization Initiative, is that adults should have the right to legally choose marijuana, because it's a safer alternative to booze, which supporters argue citing national and local studies fuels violence, deadly car wrecks, collegiate binge-drinking and alcoholism.



While other big cities, such at Seattle and Oakland, Calif., have passed laws making adult pot use a low police priority, supporters say passage I-100 would make Denver the first major city to legalize adult possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana.



The pot-beats-booze battle cry "is the new message in the war against the war on marijuana," said I-100 campaign coordinator, Mason Tvert, a 23-year-old Denver resident vowing to take the crusade nationwide.



But Denver officials said an I-100 amendment of local law would change nothing, because the vast majority of marijuana possession busts which were a mere 3.2 percent of all city arrests in 2004 will continue to be prosecuted under state law.



Gene Moffett, a TV cameraman, rejected the initiative voting at a church in his south Denver neighborhood.



"No. I just think that would just open up more cans of worms," he said.



Eighty-year old Republican Lila Fehrer was also wary of the proposal.



"I voted against that. Drugs are just too prominent everywhere," she said. "And to make it legal I think it would get out of hand."



Copyright 2005, Rocky Mountain News. All Rights Reserved.





http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drm...203575,00.html





And the results are in!!! It won!



Yes 56,001 53.5%

No 48,632 46.5%





This was the initiative put forth:

Shall the voters of the City and County of Denver adopt an amendment to the Denver Revised Municipal Code that would make legal the private use and possession of one ounce or less of marijuana for any person 21 years of age or older?
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Old November 3rd, 2005, 04:53 AM   #2
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So hev have you found a place out in Denver yet?
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Old November 3rd, 2005, 05:39 AM   #3
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So hev have you found a place out in Denver yet?


Trust me. My girlfriend and I have already talked about it.
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Old November 3rd, 2005, 07:33 AM   #4
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wow this news is big here on campus! Everyone in all my classes are talking about it!
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wow this news is big here on campus! Everyone in all my classes are talking about it!




Yes! It is big news.



It is time to start collecting signatures in every state!
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Old November 3rd, 2005, 08:45 AM   #6
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I think within 10 years from now, marijuana will be legal in most states..
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I think within 10 years from now, marijuana will be legal in most states..


I can only hope so. It seems to be the will of the majority of Americans at this point... and marijuana has less negative aspects to it than alchohol, which is legal. It is a logical and financially sound idea for America in my opinion.
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I go to school in Colorado Springs.....let me just say if you're interested in that type of thing (COUGH hev)....Colorado is simply wonderful.
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