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Fri Feb 17, 2012, 03:48 PM

‘Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol’ claims enough signatures for Colo. ballot

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/02/17/regulate-marijuana-like-alcohol-claims-enough-signatures-for-colo-ballot/


The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol said Friday morning that it had turned in more than enough valid petition signatures to get their initiative on the ballot later this year.

In order to secure a spot on the Colorado statewide ballot, initiatives must carry at least 86,105 valid signatures. Out of the 163,000 signatures initially turned in, only 83,696 were declared valid, forcing the campaigners to carry out an extended effort.

...the proposed initiative calls for the law to allow adults over 21 to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants at home. It would also establish a regulatory framework for the sales of marijuana at storefronts, but gives local governments the opportunity to deny permits for commercial activity related to marijuana.

California voters turned down a similar initiative in 2010 by a margin of 57 percent to 43 percent. A Gallup poll published in Oct. 2011 found that, for the first time ever, more than half of Americans favor legalization, marking a dramatic turnaround from just15 years ago when more than 70 percent of Americans favored continuing prohibition.

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Reply ‘Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol’ claims enough signatures for Colo. ballot (Original post)
RainDog Feb 2012 OP
MindMover Feb 2012 #1
Nightjock Feb 2012 #2
RainDog Feb 2012 #3
tridim Feb 2012 #4
RainDog Feb 2012 #5
tridim Feb 2012 #7
RainDog Feb 2012 #6
Ohio Joe Feb 2012 #8
RainDog Feb 2012 #9
Ohio Joe Feb 2012 #10

Response to RainDog (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 04:05 PM

1. this looks too much like something the electorate wants and that does not jive well with

today's politician......

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 04:14 PM

2. not getting hopes up for passage

a poll I saw going into that California vote was 51-49 in favor of legalization and look what happened.

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Response to Nightjock (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 04:19 PM

3. we'll see

Colorado claims its laws have been better conceived than the one in CA. CO also doesn't have some in the emerald triangle to oppose.

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 06:12 PM

4. I like the "6 plants at home" part

Though it's impossible to grow that many plants and possess less than one ounce.

Good luck CO!

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Response to tridim (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 06:30 PM

5. sounds like they want to differentiate

between an ounce of dried plant material vs. live plants - and, if this is the case, they should definitely clarify that language

even so, how can you have six plants, one of which, say, at a time could be harvested and then have far more than an ounce from one plant in your home at that time?

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Response to RainDog (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 07:57 PM

7. I'd be very happy to be able to flower one or two legally.

And keep several mothers of course.

It would be a real challenge to harvest less than 4oz dry per plant without trimming bud sites off during flowering. Of course that would just make the main buds that much fatter. All things being equal, I'd trade the problem for the freedom to be able to grow for myself.

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Response to tridim (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 06:31 PM

6. or maybe they want to differentiate between home and elsewhere

I don't know - but you bring up a real problem with the language - but this is a quote from Raw Story, not the language of the bill

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 01:58 PM

8. I saw this on the local news last night

I found the text of it here:

http://www.regulatemarijuana.org/s/regulate-marijuana-alcohol-act-2012

Legal speak is not something I'm great at but I'm not seeing anything I don't like. I'm very excited about this and fully support legalizing it.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 05:27 PM

9. then you'll have to change your du name to CO Joe with mmj mojo

or maybe just Joe, in case you move again...

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Response to RainDog (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 01:54 PM

10. I really should pick a new name if they allow it again

The first name I tried was 'Uncle Joe' because I had just become an uncle... That name was taken. So since I was in Ohio and had seen other people use the state along with their first name, I went with that. Having moved is not the worst part of it, the worst is that a few years later, Ohio Joe the freakin plummer teabagger came along. Maybe 'smokin Joe' heh, I'll have to look at whats available when it comes up.

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