Group To Ask Denver Voters To Legalize Pot

Group To Ask Denver Voters To Legalize Pot
Posted by CN Staff on May 10, 2005 at 07:16:14 PT
By Kris Hudson, Denver Post Staff Writer 
Source: Denver Post
Colorado -- A group that advocated to ease penalties for marijuana use on two Colorado college campuses is taking its fight to Denver. The executive director of SAFER - Safer Alternatives for Enjoyable Recreation - said Monday the group intends to ask Denver voters to make marijuana use legal in some cases.
Mason Tvert, SAFER's executive director, said the group will file paperwork with the Denver Election Commission today in preparation for a petition drive to get on the November ballot. SAFER proposes that Denver legalize possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana by anyone 21 or older. But Assistant City Attorney David Broadwell said that even if such a measure passed, state law outlawing marijuana possession as a Class 2 petty offense, punishable by a fine of up to $100, would still apply in Denver. If the commission approves the petition and ballot-question language, SAFER would need to gather 5,383 signatures from registered Denver voters to get the question on the  November ballot. That threshold represents 5 percent of the votes cast in Denver's last mayoral runoff. Snipped:Complete Article: MayanSource: Denver Post (CO)Author: Kris Hudson, Denver Post Staff Writer Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 Copyright: 2005 The Denver Post CorpWebsite: openforum denverpost.comRelated Articles & Web Site:Safer Choice Smokers Stage Annual Rally at CU CU Students OK Easing Pot Penalties Students Get Marijuana Referendum on Ballot 
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Comment #8 posted by FoM on May 11, 2005 at 07:47:39 PT
You're welcome. I believe SAFER has a really good focus. I wish them continued success. 
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Comment #7 posted by OverwhelmSam on May 11, 2005 at 03:44:31 PT
That's The Ticket.
These guys have the right idea. Change city or town laws first, then state laws, then finally federal laws. Good initiative SAFER.The media must be reading our thoughts and perspectives here on CNews. So much of what we discuss seems to show up in articles like this all of the time now. Thanks FOM.Overwhelm Uncle Sam
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Comment #6 posted by potpal on May 10, 2005 at 12:51:59 PT
Moore Drugs
I'd like to see Moore do an expose on big pharm/pushers, connected DEA/FDA burecrats, the dirty little war on some drugs and its origins and those behind it today. Please do, Mikie. I'm sure there's a Bush tie-in there somewhere to boot.
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on May 10, 2005 at 11:46:19 PT
AP: Major Issues Decided, Remaining for Court
Tuesday May 10th, 2005Major Supreme Court cases still to be decided:MEDICAL MARIJUANA: May the federal government prosecute sick people who grow marijuana and use it if their states allow such drug use for medical purposes? (Ashcroft v. Raich, 03-1454.)Complete Article:
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Comment #4 posted by stoner spirit on May 10, 2005 at 09:52:00 PT:
Good laugh
I got a good laugh when I heard the song, and saw the video. It's really a trip, hahahahahahahaha.
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on May 10, 2005 at 09:47:00 PT
Clinical Trials: Marijuana Users Needed
Clinical Trials Update: May 10, 2005(HealthDay News) -- Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of CenterWatch:Healthy Patient Studies The Substance Use Research Center at Columbia University seeks healthy marijuana smokers (age 21-45) to participate in residential studies evaluating marijuana effects. Live on a research unit at the NYS Psychiatric Institute for 23-25 days. You can earn approximately $1660. Research site located in New York, NY.More InformationPlease see:
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on May 10, 2005 at 08:45:46 PT
Here's The Song
I haven't been able to get the video to work yet. It must be getting hit heavy and might work later.
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on May 10, 2005 at 08:37:55 PT
The Drugs I Need
Check out this funny MP3 from Michael Moore's web site.
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