Alternate Marijuana Legalization Measure Proposed

By: AP
By: AP

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado could have two separate questions about legalizing marijuana on ballots this fall.

A group of marijuana activists unhappy with the Colorado pot proposal awaiting petition approval from the secretary of state released a rival suggestion on Wednesday.

The second marijuana proposal would not put a limit on how much marijuana a person could have for recreational use. The first measure says adults over 21 could have up to 1 ounce of marijuana.

The rival pot measure also seeks to undo state regulation of marijuana by the Department of Revenue, which now oversees medical marijuana sales. Sponsors of the second measure have not yet sought clearance from a state board to begin gathering signatures.

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  • by Mayor Ryan on Jan 12, 2012 at 02:00 AM
    Where is my liberty? Do I not own my own body? Where's Ron Paul when you need him? This is just one of 100 reasons why Ron Paul makes sense. Get the feds out of it, let states do what they want, although I'd move to a pro-liberty state.
  • by mR x Location: se spgs on Jan 12, 2012 at 12:14 AM
    @ Concerned,,,,,,,,,,,,you know what your problem is? you need a HIT,,,,,and then shut the *uck up! i just so happened to be a teenager n the 60's and have been doing it ever since(though legally now). i'am retired and have a nice income,,,so ahole,,,,what you got to say now?
  • by chong on Jan 12, 2012 at 12:14 AM
    Every just cool out man. Don't get all fired up here man save that for when its legal. LoL That what they want us to do act like stupid stoners man. Reality it cool dude, let the people vote. No use demeaning people to get our point across. Let the polls skeak for us. It will win. We need to get more tv ads and the word out.
  • by Concerned Location: CS on Jan 11, 2012 at 07:06 PM
    I believe if pot were legalized it would impede economic growth in Colorado, not helping with our deficit. Although it would bring in tax money, would it be worth losing our federal funding. Let us not forget that Marijuana is federally illegal, thus the federal government might not supply Colorado with needed bond money for transportation, and education for example. Not only that, but companies might not bring jobs to Colorado because of this. I for one own a business in town and drug test, I do not want stoned employees. They are a liability that our insurance won't cover. I think this would be a bad decision Colorado. Now I'm all for the medical use in chronic cases such as cancer, AIDS, and MS, but not for the recreational use. I have even seen the medical use of MJ abused now too.. Any ache and pain people have now they can get an exam by a "doctor" and get a card. I think this should be reserved for just the chronically and terminally ill patients. Get out of your stoned stupor Colorado and and vote no.
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      by Alice B on Jan 11, 2012 at 08:38 PM in reply to Concerned
      You'd have to say the same for alcohol and tobacco. There are already very deadly, addictive and dangerous drugs that have been legalized for money, and they've made tidy profits. This marijuana thing is nothing compared to those two, and it has been rumored to reduce some of the problems they bring.
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        by Sheldon on Jan 11, 2012 at 08:59 PM in reply to Alice B
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      by Lamar on Jan 11, 2012 at 09:33 PM in reply to Concerned
      I agree on the federal funding, but I doubt it would impede on economic growth or job growth. You already drug test, so you eliminate the regular users. Having a stoned employee is no different than having a drunk employee, accept alcohol is legal. If someone wants to smoke MJ for Recreational use, it's their own business so mind your own. Alcohol and tobacco is abused as well, yet it all tolerated.
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      by Reality on Jan 11, 2012 at 10:07 PM in reply to Concerned
      You had a good, solid, respectable representation of your narrow-minded and clearly under-educated viewpoint all the way up until the last few sentences -- at which point you turned it into an obvious attempt at wrapping a bunch of rotten, old garbage in a shiny & fancy new package, and prominently displayed to everyone your ignorance by generalizing, speculating, and attempting to place yourself on a non-existent pedestal with a halfway condescending implication. Go read a book or something, and stop trying to make the lives of us responsible cannabis users more difficult.
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      by Concerned 2 on Jan 11, 2012 at 10:53 PM in reply to Concerned
      I agree, I don't understand why people have to be intoxicated at all. That includes tobacco, alcohol. Are people so shallow that they have to be high to be content. I think it all should be illegal. The people that do drugs will never amount to anything in life let alone have good career, or family life. Keep living in your moms basement,the ghetto, section 8 housing and trailer parks and stay away from real society. I for one think people should be drug tested to collect unemployment, welfare, and housing. It would eliminate these losers and force them back to where they came instead of Colorado.
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        by Alice B on Jan 12, 2012 at 06:41 AM in reply to Concerned 2
        The intoxication thing is not unique to humans. If you fight it you'll have more problems. We're actually fighting it now, and it's costing us tons of money and destroying lives and whole countries like Mexico and Afghanistan. The sensible answer for any society is to allow the safest intoxicants, the ones that are not addicting and have some health benefits, and offer help with the others. We're not acting sensibly.
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        by Reality on Jan 12, 2012 at 12:43 PM in reply to Concerned 2
        So, although I have a successful, gainful, steady, worthwhile career, I live in my own well-maintained home, a good family life, and I am known by those who know me as a highly responsible, professional, intelligent, and kind person... somehow the fact that I use medicinal cannabis renders all that invalid? Listen, kiddo. We have all grown very tired of your warped, uneducated, miserably narrow-minded nonsense.
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      by ConcernedaboutConcerned on Jan 12, 2012 at 05:28 PM in reply to Concerned
      You do realize the federal government grows -rolls - and distributes medical marijuana to people currently-they send several federally legal patients massive tins full of joints made by the federal government. This has been happening for at-least 15 years check your facts Concerned the internet is there.
  • by John W Brown Location: Pueblo on Jan 11, 2012 at 05:40 PM
    Dont Panic its Organic the Truth is finally comming out
  • by springs resident on Jan 11, 2012 at 05:23 PM
    And hemp was banned in this country years ago. The single most useful plant in the entire world and that wonderful Federal GOVERNMENT says no because it can make miracle medicine that would cripple the pharmaceutical industry. But no they want you to take there junk lab drugs and years later join a television lawsuit because the drugs gave you cancer.
  • by Sativa_T Location: colorado springs on Jan 11, 2012 at 05:10 PM
    All 3 of you sound like idiots the DEA does not run this country the government is in place to work for us. And if you dont partake in the use recreational or medical then why do you care in what why does this even concern you? I use MMJ over the pharmaceutical company's greed and lies this country is falling apart and you morons focus on a law voted in by the people of this state. I bet all three of you believe in traffic cameras and DUI check points too.
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      by LOLZ on Jan 11, 2012 at 05:39 PM in reply to Sativa_T
      I bet you guys want medical methamphetamine too.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 11, 2012 at 06:07 PM in reply to LOLZ
        they already have medical amphetamines
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        by Sativa_T on Jan 12, 2012 at 02:07 AM in reply to LOLZ
        Nice try pal thats already out what do you think you take for a cold, or kids with the always popular ADD/ADHD pharmaceutical company's wrapped that up awhile ago.And real mature to compair methamphetamines to cannabis. Get real
  • by Sniper on Jan 11, 2012 at 04:47 PM
    Ya see, even dopers can't agree. Proof of how MJ fries the brain. Liberalism, political correctness and medical marijuana will bring about the downfall of America.
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      by Alice B on Jan 11, 2012 at 08:41 PM in reply to Sniper
      Hmmm...well the actual truth of the matter is that we have real proof in the form of scientific evidence that marijuana does not fry one's brain.
  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Jan 11, 2012 at 04:05 PM
    We're already seeing the pot shops going underground in order to not pay their fees. I think the only way pot should be legally used in the state is to make (hemp) rope. Those who want to smoke or eat it should move to Kalifornia.
  • by Buzz on Jan 11, 2012 at 03:16 PM
    Again, no matter how we vote in Colorado this will be a DEA decision. This path seems less DEA friendly.
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