Marijuana Legalization Poised to Pass in Denver

November 1 2005, 11:06 PM
With 92.40% percent of Denver votes counted, the initiative to legalize adult possession of up to one ounce of marijuana is headed to victory:
  • YES 53904/ 100,841 53.45%
  • NO 46937/ 100,841 46.55%
  • You can find all the Denver election results here. Here's the text of the intiative:
    Shall the voters of the City and County of Denver adopt an amendment to the Denver Revised Municipal Code that would make legal the private use and possession of one ounce or less of marijuana for any person 21 years of age or older?
    Before you cheer and light up that joint, remember state law trumps municipal ordinances, and under state law, it is still a petty offense carrying a $100 fine. It's up to the cops which law to charge you with if you're busted. Also, cultivation of even one plant in Colorado without a medical marijuana permit is a felony. And remember to light up in private -- public places like concert venues aren't covered by the initiative.