You need 4,000 signatures to get on the ballot and Mason's got over 10,000. Once again Colorado speaks out on how we feel about the illegality of marijuana and the resources being spent on enforcing it.
Backers of an initiative that would make possession of small amounts of marijuana the "lowest law enforcement priority" in Denver plan to submit signatures today to place a proposal on the November ballot.
In 2005, Denver voters approved a measure which made adult marijuana possession legal under city ordinances. However, Denver police have continued to arrest people for marijuana possession under state law, which bans pot.
"It’s time we stop spending our city’s limited law enforcement and criminal justice resources on minor pot infractions and start spending them on serious issues like violent crime and gang activity," said Mason Tvert, spokesman for Citizens for a Safer Denver.
The group said it had gathered more than 10,500 signatures; at least 4,000 signatures of registered Denver voters are required to earn a spot on the ballot.
The ballot question would create a new city ordinance making possession of less than an ounce of marijuana by adults the police department’s lowest priority.
Rocky Mountain News