Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Denver passes pot issue

DenverPost.com - POLITICS: "Denver residents Tuesday voted to legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, but the state attorney general said the vote was irrelevant because state law will still be enforced.

PHOTO: SAFER Director Mason Tvert appeared on the local FOX station before the election.

The measure passed 54 percent to 46 percent.

'It just goes to show the voters of Denver are fed up with a law that prohibits adults from making a rational, safer choice to use marijuana instead of alcohol,' said Mason Tvert, executive director of Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation, or SAFER.

The measure will change the city's ordinance to make it legal for adults 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana in the city. " (more)

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