Signatures Invalid On Marijuana Ballot Measure

Proponents of legal recreational use of pot will have to try again to collect signatures for a ballot measure after the Colorado secretary of state found a number of signatures invalid.


People in favor of legalizing marijuana will have to try again to see recreational pot use on the ballot this year.

Friday, the Colorado secretary of state announced that too many signatures on the proposed measure were invalid.

The proposal would have asked if adults over 21 should be able to have small amounts of pot without a doctor's recommendation. Those in favor have 15 days to collect 3,000 valid signatures, or the measure will not be on the ballot in November.

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  • by ChristianConservative Location: Bible Bel t on Feb 4, 2012 at 06:30 PM
    Jesus said to do unto others as we would have them to do unto us. None of us would want our child or grandchild thrown in jail with the sexual predators over marijuana. None of us would want to see an older family member’s home confiscated and sold by the police for growing a couple of marijuana plants for their aches and pains. If the people who want to use marijuana could grow a few plants in their own back yards, it would be about as valuable as home-grown tomatoes; it would put the drug gangs out of business and get them out of our neighborhoods.
  • by easterner Location: Pueblo on Feb 4, 2012 at 10:38 AM
    Wonder how many of the signatures were from people named "Duuuude."
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      by Dude on Feb 4, 2012 at 08:22 PM in reply to easterner
      Yes, the petition must be signed Sober not STONED !!! Sorry, got to go - I've got the munchies !!!
  • by Darais on Feb 4, 2012 at 09:57 AM
    I do not see why a drug which is neither deadly nor addictive is illegal...
  • by Scoobie Doobie on Feb 4, 2012 at 08:55 AM
    Who'd a thunk that the signatures of Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, and Cookie Monster would be thrown out fro lack of validity!
  • by Rodney on Feb 4, 2012 at 08:02 AM
    Lets "Geter Done!
  • by Braking News on Feb 4, 2012 at 07:51 AM
    Signatures invalid??? Who'd have guessed? I mean if you can't trust someone puffing a doobie who can you trust?BBBWWWAAAHHAAAA
  • by Robert Location: Monument on Feb 4, 2012 at 07:16 AM
    So predictable...who would have thought that the pro-pot people would have trouble getting valid signatures onto a petition? It requires mental clarity, you know.
  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Feb 4, 2012 at 06:06 AM
    I'd like to see a law passed making it illegal to sell or possess drug paraphernalia. I cannot believe it is legal to own those items "as long as they are not used to smoke dope".
  • by Buzz Lighter on Feb 4, 2012 at 04:46 AM
    The two ballot measures would conflict, dilute the vote, and confuse voters. One of them should go away anyway. Don't want to be like the GOP...
  • by Josh Location: cimmarron on Feb 4, 2012 at 02:31 AM
    Imagine that. The prohibitionists find a way to invalidate a ballot measure from the citizens. My surprised face is around here somewhere...
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