The message of the ad is simply and direct. Marijuana is not dangerous and government resources currently wasted enforcing marijuana prohibition would be much better spend elsewhere.
|By: Jon Walker Monday June 11, 2012 12:45 pm|
A full 61 percent of likely voters in Colorado support legalizing marijuana if it is regulated in a manner similar to the way alcohol and cigarettes are currently regulated, according to a Rasmussen poll published this weekend. The poll found only 27 percent of voters are firmly opposed to marijuana legalization, even with tough government regulation, while the remaining 12 percent are undecided. This is extremely good news for the the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol which succeeded this year in getting Amendment 64 on the November ballot in Colorado.
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 16, 2012 2:30 pm|
At their state convention the Democratic Party of Colorado included marijuana legalization as part of their new party platform. The platform supports Amendment 64, an initiative already on the ballot that would legalize, tax and regulate marijuana for the use by adults over the age of 21. The support of one of the state’s two major political parties should be an important boost to the campaign going into November.
|By: Jon Walker Monday February 27, 2012 2:25 pm|
This year the voters of Colorado will get to decide whether or not to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana in their state. This afternoon Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler certified that the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol had turned in a sufficient number of valid signatures to qualify their initiative. Barring successful legal challenge, this means the marijuana legalization initiative will go on the November general election ballot as “Amendment 64.”
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday December 21, 2011 11:45 am|
It is now almost guaranteed that next year’s voters in both Washington State and Colorado will get to decide on marijuana legalization ballot initiatives. In both states legalization campaigns have managed to gather signatures well in excess of what is necessary to qualify to get an initiative on the ballot.
|By: Jon Walker Friday December 9, 2011 4:10 pm|
The poll is especially important because soon voters of Colorado will likely officially decide on the legal status of marijuana because the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol has recently turned in enough signatures to get their initiative qualified for the ballot.
|By: Jon Walker Saturday August 13, 2011 7:00 pm|
Although majority support for marijuana legalization is a good sign for this Colorado campaign, it should be noted that in 2010 the California marijuana legalization measure, Proposition 19, was ahead in early polling but ended up losing narrowly on election day. This Colorado effort should be in slightly better shape than Prop 19 was because they are trying to put the issue on the ballot in a Presidential Election year. Presidential elections tend to see much higher turn out among young voters who strongly support legalization.
|By: Jon Walker Saturday July 9, 2011 4:00 pm|
Thursday in Colorado a broad coalition of organizations officially launched the petition drive to put the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act of 2012 on the ballot next November. To get on the ballot, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol will need to gather 86,000 valid signatures over the next 180 days.