Wednesday, November 02, 2005 Relaxed Pot Law Wins In Denver Relaxed Pot Law Wins In Denver:


"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.

He said government regulation -- and taxation -- of the drug would halt clandestine growing operations, make it more difficult for teenagers to obtain marijuana and free space in prisons." (more)



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