Thursday, October 19, 2006
From USATODAY.com: Colorado and Nevada could become leaders in the movement to legalize marijuana, when voters decide Nov. 7 whether to remove all penalties for adults 21 or older possessing up to an ounce of the drug.
Alaska is the only state that allows penalty-free possession of marijuana, the result of a court decision in August striking down part of a state law that made it a misdemeanor for adults to have less than 1 ounce of marijuana.
In addition to the two statewide ballot measures, at least five cities are letting voters decide whether to direct police to make enforcement of marijuana laws a low priority. Those towns: Missoula, Mont.; Eureka Springs, Ark.; and three California communities — Santa Cruz, Santa Monica and Santa Barbara. Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]