University Marijuana Penalties

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A majority of students at Colorado's two largest university's who voted in favor of easing penalties for smoking pot won't be getting what they want.

Both the University of Colorado and Colorado State University say they will keep marijuana sanctions and not make them comparable to alcohol violations.

CSU says it has no interest in reducing disciplinary actions for any illegal drug use, while CU officials say the point is moot, since there is little difference in punishment between marijuana and alcohol sanctions.

Both usually result in probation.

The marijuana referendums pushed by Boulder based SAFER,or Safer Alternatives For Enjoyable Recreation, were among the ballot issues passed in student-body elections at C-U and C-S-U.

The results were nonbinding.