Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Denver Voters OK Marijuana Possession

Can you believe this?

Under the measure, residents over 21 years old could possess up to an ounce of marijuana.

"We educated voters about the facts that marijuana is less harmful to the user and society than alcohol," said Mason Tvert, campaign organizer for SAFER, or Safer Alternatives For Enjoyable Recreation. "To prohibit adults from making the rational, safer choice to use marijuana is bad public policy."

Bruce Mirken of the Washington, D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project said he hoped the approval will launch a national trend toward legalizing a drug whose enforcement he said causes more problems than it cures.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051102/ap_on_el_st_lo/denver_marijuana

2 comments:

noodles said...

I was informed this morning, from someone living in Denver, that this vote makes no difference whatsoever to the residents of that city. It is still illegal on the state level to be in possession of marijuana. This vote was merely a statement about possession in general. Oh well.

RosemaryRuth said...

None of these votes makes any difference because it's still illegal on a federal level, and as it's been evidenced by both California's popular vote and...I think another state had a popular vote also, the Feds put the smackdown on any sort of Tolerance. Any Sort Of Tolerance. No. It will not stand. We won't be victims of these crazy hippies all stoned out of their gourds, jumping off roofs cause they're so wasted. This is a Schedule I drug people. There Will Be No Tolerance. sad....