Tuesday, November 6, 2012

What to Watch for Tonight: Marijuana Reform on the Ballot

Tonight will be one to remember for drug law reform! Marijuana reform measures are on the ballots of several states and localities, including three statewide legalization measures in Colorado, Oregon and Washington. Check in with the LEAP blog frequently throughout the night: We will be posting periodic updates on the following measures: 

Colorado, Amendment 64: Initiative to legalize and regulate marijuana for adults over 
21.
Oregon, Measure 80: Initiative to legalize and regulate marijuana for adults over 21.
Washington, I-502: Initiative to legalize and regulate marijuana for adults over 21.
Arkansas, Issue 5: Initiative to allow medical marijuana for certain conditions.
Massachusetts, Question 3: Initiative to allow medical marijuana for certain conditions.
Montana, Referendum 124: Referendum on Senate Bill 423 that changed medical 
marijuana law approved by voters in I-148. Yes vote would overturn the democratic law 
and further restrict medical marijuana.
Detroit, MI, Proposal M: Initiative amending city code to remove criminal penalties for 
possession of less than one ounce of marijuana on private property by adults (21+).
Flint, MI: Initiative amending city code to remove criminal penalties for possession of 
less than one ounce of marijuana on private property by adults (19+).
Ypsilanti, MI: An initiative making enforcement of laws against possessing small 
amounts of marijuana by adults (21+) the city’s lowest law enforcement priority.
Grand Rapids, MI, Proposal 2: Would make possession of marijuana a civil offense, 
punishable by a fine only (like a traffic ticket) rather than jail time.
Kalamazoo, MI, Charter Amendment Proposal #7: An initiative that would allow up to 
three medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.
Burlington, VT: Question to measure support for statewide marijuana legalization.

Journalists seeking to interview pro-legalization law enforcers or looking for any further information should contact Tom Angell at media@leap.cc and/or Darby Beck at darby@leap.cc.

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