Colorado Activists Turn In Nearly Twice As Many Signatures As Needed For Marijuana Legalization Amendment

Yesterday, Colorado activists campaigning to place a constitutional amendment on the 2012 ballot that would legalize β€œlimited possession of marijuana for recreational use” turned in 160,000 signatures. The campaigners only need 86,000 valid signatures to place the amendment on the ballot. If approved, β€œthe initiative would put a proposed constitutional amendment before voters to legalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for any purpose by people 21 or older. People would also be able to grow up to six plants in their homes.”