Breckenridge to vote on Tuesday on the nation’s most extensive pot legalization ordinance

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on October 30, 2009 3:44 pm

“Marijuana will be legal someday, because the many law students who now smoke pot will one day be Congressmen and they will legalize it to protect themselves.” – Lenny Bruce  

“Prohibition ended by localities and states saying they didn’t want it anymore. And that’s exactly how marijuana prohibition is going to end – from the ground up.” – Breckenridge attorney, Sean McAllister

Sean McAllister (pictured left) has proposed the nation’s most extensive pot legalization ordinance.  If passed by voters this upcoming Tuesday, November 3, possession of up to one ounce of weed would be A-OK.  Already there are local ordinances throughout the country that decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, but the Breckenridge ordinance will also decriminalize the possession of drug paraphernalia.  Bong earrings, anyone?

McAllister, quoted by the AP, said “We don’t want to spend our tax dollars prosecuting this, so we’re saying, let’s just stop it.”

It’s highly likely (pun intended) that the ordinance will pass.   A similar statewide ordinance in 2006 failed to pass, but among Breck voters the measure was supported by a 3-to-1 margin.

 

 

 

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