Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Rocky Mountain High

Straight off Fox News: Residents of the Mile High City have voted to allow adults to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. Authorities, though, said state possession laws will be applied instead.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting early Wednesday, 54 percent, or 56,001 voters, cast ballots for the ordinance, while 46 percent, or 48,632 voters, voted against it.

Under the measure, residents over 21 years old could possess up to an ounce of marijuana.

This is a critical victory in the movement to legalize marijuana. I would not doubt a California municipality will soon follow with a similar initiative.

This Denver vote definitely makes a statement, if nothing else.