On Monday, Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler certified an initiative for the state's November 6 general election that legalizes personal possession of marijuana by adults 21 and over. The initiative gathered over 177,000 signatures and is now known as Amendment 64.
- Legal for adults 21 and over in Colorado? Ask us Nov. 7.
"If approved by voters, the initiative would decriminalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults 21 and older statewide and would allow small-scale cultivation for personal consumption. It would also permit the Department of Revenue or local governments (cities and counties) to design and implement regulations for controlling sales of marijuana to adults.
The initiative also allows local governments to prohibit marijuana sales altogether. However, the provisions decriminalizing personal possession and cultivation would apply statewide," states a release
by the Drug Policy Alliance.
Good luck, Colorado!