CO Marijuana Groups Look to Legalize Pot in 2012

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Colorado marijuana activists are launching two separate campaigns to legalize the drug for adults in 2012.

The two groups announced their intentions Wednesday and say they're not discouraged by California's rejection of a legalization effort Tuesday.

The announcement to launch a legalization drive also comes a day after Colorado voters in more than two dozen municipalities decided to ban medical marijuana centers and California voters said "no" to legalizing pot.

The largest Colorado municipality to ban dispensaries is Aurora.

The groups working on the legalization measures say they're confident Colorado voters will approve the drug for residents 21 and older. The Cannabis Therapy Institute says they will begin collecting signatures in early 2012.

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  • by Rhonnie Location: Colorado Springs on Nov 4, 2010 at 07:03 PM
    To Anonymous: Pot is NOT addicting and most people use it to help with chronic pain or sleeplessness. It is not anything like alcohol. If you don't understand what marijuana is, don't make stupid statements. And Nicole, you should move your family out of Colorado. You sound really angry and boring.
  • by Lindsey Location: colorado springs on Nov 4, 2010 at 08:22 AM
    85,000 people a year die from alcohol and 0 die from marijuana... info found on I know that used properly mmj can be very helpful for pain and other health issues. Many herbs in my opinion work better than store meds. Alcohol and cigarettes are sold in every gas station and grocery store in town. Tobacco kills more people than cancer these days. You buy groceries and gas from people whom sell lethal smokes and beverages. Leaving Colorado surely wont change that. Live and let live. If you do not need mmj or dislike marijuana DO NOT BUY IT! I do not drink but would never leave the state because they have liquor stores. Every state has alcohol, tabacco and "POT" even if it is illegal. If you want to leave then do it but don't blame a plant for your choice! Do not forget that on the third day God created herbs yielding seeds for a reason people. Gods medicines come from the earth not a factory ;)
  • by Rocky Location: Colo Spgs on Nov 4, 2010 at 05:12 AM
    If this bill is worded anything like Prop 19 in California I will vote against it. That bill was a sham that was written strictly to benefit dispensary owners. Legalization means just that, not ridiculous limits on garden sizes and other insane restrictions. Don't hold your breath waiting for this to pass. MMJ was a huge victory, legalization is a pipe dream.
  • by Mayor Ryan on Nov 4, 2010 at 02:44 AM
    Nicole asserts that pot smokers do not have a life nor contribute to society. Scientific evidence suggests otherwise. Nuff said.
  • by A Real Person Location: Reality-land on Nov 4, 2010 at 12:39 AM
    Just something for thought.... Cigarettes contain: ~ Formaldehyde, which embalmer use to preserve dead bodies; ~ Toluene, which is commonly used as an ingredient in paint thinner; ~ Acetone, an active ingredient in nail polish remover; ~ Ammonia, which scientists have discovered lets you absorb more nicotine, keeping you hooked on smoking. Just to name a few. On the other hand, marijuana contains....nada. Its is a naturally grown substance that, other than its immediate side effects, is no more harmful than[or less than in most cases] just about anything that we come in contact nowadays.
  • by Wisdom on Nov 4, 2010 at 12:26 AM
    To legalize it, deglamorize it, lower crime and prisoners, money out of cartels pocket, tax it, get us out of recession. Less people would use if it were legal. Pot is every where you can buy it like it is legal anyway. The government is just loosing out on revenue and loosing jobs to China. Alcohol kills more people. Choose the lesser of two evils
  • by yay4u Location: cs on Nov 3, 2010 at 11:36 PM
    the fed spends over 13 billion$ a year on marijuana bust...
  • by tony Location: springs on Nov 3, 2010 at 09:57 PM
    come on make it legal, crime will go way down ever heard of someone whos is high commit crimes, heck no all you do it chill. side effects are happy, hungry, sleepy.
  • by Mark Location: Colo Spgs (North) on Nov 3, 2010 at 09:32 PM
    I agree "Truth" they should have done this years ago, maybe then we wouldnt be trying to bail ourselves out..haha. Legalizing Marijuana can only be profitable to the state if they taxed it!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 3, 2010 at 09:01 PM
    It also causes many problems and people who are already addictied to it cant stop. Same goes with alcohol. So in that situation you cant not do it you have to, and people with problems like that in a state where its legal cant get help. Does your life suck that much that you need pot to escape it. Thats all drugs are is an escape from life.
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