Colo., Nev. To Vote on Easing Pot Laws 

Colo., Nev. To Vote on Easing Pot Laws 
Posted by CN Staff on October 18, 2006 at 21:05:47 PT
By Tom Kenworthy, USA Today
Source: USA Today
Denver -- Colorado and Nevada could become leaders in the movement to legalize marijuana, when voters decide Nov. 7 whether to remove all penalties for adults 21 or older possessing up to an ounce of the drug. Alaska is the only state that allows penalty-free possession of marijuana, the result of a court decision in August striking down part of a state law that made it a misdemeanor for adults to have less than 1 ounce of marijuana.
In addition to the two statewide ballot measures, at least five cities are letting voters decide whether to direct police to make enforcement of marijuana laws a low priority. Those towns: Missoula, Mont.; Eureka Springs, Ark.; and three California communities  Santa Cruz, Santa Monica and Santa Barbara.In Colorado, where possession of an ounce or less is classified as a petty offense subject to a $100 fine, backers of Amendment 44 promote it as a healthier alternative to alcohol use."Every objective study has found that marijuana is far less harmful to the people who use it and society than alcohol," says Mason Tvert, campaign director for an organization called Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER) that is leading the Colorado ballot drive.  Snipped:Complete Article: USA Today (US)Author: Tom Kenworthy, USA TodayPublished: October 18, 2006Copyright: 2006 USA Today, a division of Gannett Co. Inc.Contact: editor usatoday.comWebsite: Articles & Web Sites:Safer Choice and Control Marijuana Weeds Out Arguments Against Pot Nevadans To Vote on Legalizing Marijuana Leaders Making Case for Legalizing Pot
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Comment #2 posted by ekim on October 19, 2006 at 10:55:38 PT
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Comment #1 posted by ekim on October 19, 2006 at 07:27:31 PT
Libby has mmj ad for S.D.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 
Medmar Media byteSouth Dakota is set to decide medical marijuana and Marijuana Policy Project has been working in the forefront of this initiative. Their first ad for the measure features South Dakota resident and medical marijuana patient Valerie Hannah, who was exposed to nerve gas while serving as a combat medic in the Gulf War. As a result, she suffers from a degenerative illness that causes constant deep-muscle and neurological pain, and she uses medical marijuana to alleviate her symptoms.
Hannah states, I dont regret serving my country. But it should not be a crime to treat my pain and suffering.
You can see the ad here. I hope it passes. The real crime is withholding a natural medicine that works from the terminally ill people who find relief in it.
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