Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Denver voters yesterday approved ballot measure I-100, legalizing possession of up to an ounce of marijuana. Dueling headlines:

The Denver Post: Denver pot issue passes by thin margin.

The Rocky Mountain News: Okay of pot issue gives new meaning to Mile High City.

Rocky wins.

Apparently Denver is the first city in the U.S. to just out and out legalize pot; other cities (like Oakland, CA) have merely made busting pot smokers a "low priority" for police.

Of course, as both articles point out state laws against possession still apply, but somehow I don't think there's going to be a whole lot of enforcement in Denver, at least if the dopers aren't absolute idiots about it.

Perennially generous and/or stoned Colorado voters also approved Referendum C, which lets the state keep $3.7 billion in tax refunds over the next five years. I'll let Joshua Sharf at View from a Height detail that measure; complicated stuff harshes my mellow. Man.