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2 Ways Breckenridge Could Legalize Pot in 2009

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Voters in the ski town of Breckenridge may get to decide in November whether or not to legalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana for people who are older than 21. That’s according to the Summit Daily, which reports that a petition by Sensible Breckenridge captured about 700 legitimate signatures—200 more than were needed. “Obviously it’s very satisfying to have large numbers of Breckenridge residents asking the town to change this law,” says Sean McAllister, a Breckenridge attorney who is chairman of Sensible Breckenridge. Residents might not even have to vote. Breckenridge’s Town Council has the option of enacting the law at an August 11 meeting or placing the measure on the November 3 ballot. Pot has been in the news a lot lately. Colorado’s Board of Health recently backed off a proposal to restrict the number of patients that medical marijuana suppliers can help. And earlier this year, President Obama’s administration issued a statement that the Drug Enforcement Agency would end raids on state-approved marijuana dispensaries (via MSNBC). Such dispensaries are thriving in Colorado, The Associated Press reported earlier this week.

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