Breckenridge, CO: Voters will decide on Tuesday whether to approve a municipal initiative to eliminate penalties on the adult possession of cannabis.
If approved, Measure 2F would amend the town code to remove all criminal and civil penalties, including fines, on the private possession of up to one ounce of marijuana. Passage of the initiative would also eliminate local penalties prohibiting the possession of cannabis paraphernalia by those age 21 or older.
Proponents of the measure, Sensible Breckenridge, gathered 1,400 signatures from registered voters to place the measure on the municipal ballot.
In 2006, over 70 percent of Breckenridge voters endorsed Amendment 44, an unsuccessful statewide ballot initiative that sought to eliminate minor marijuana possession penalties.
For more information, please contact Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director, at (202) 483-5500 or visit: http://www.sensiblecolorado.org.