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Comparison of Colorado Cannabis Ballot Initiatives

Below are the major differences between two of the marijuana "legalization" ballot initiatives that have been proposed for the Nov. 2012 ballot in Colorado. Voters need to read the language of each carefully. Initiative 30 is being marketed as "legalization", but the proponents asked the state to remove the word "legalization" from the ballot title because they themselves said it would be legally inaccurate to call their amendment "legalization." They say it is regulation, modeled after the failed medical marijuana program run by the Department of Revenue. The Legalize2012.com ballot initiative is a true legalization initiative, removing all criminal penalties and giving power over cannabis to an independent citizen's commission.

 

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Initiative 30

True "legalization"?

YES

 

NO

Amends the state Constitution

YES

YES

Name of Amendment

Article XXX: Cannabis Re-legalization Act

Article XVIII, Section 16: Personal use and regulation of marijuana

Fear-based or Freedom-based

Freedom

Fear

Creates constitutional right to cannabis use?

YES

NO

Removes all punishment for cannabis personal use?

YES

NO

Limits on possession

Based on intent

1 ounce

Limits on cultivation

Based on intent

6 mature plants, with only 3 flowering

Allow personal cannabis use by adults without punishment or discrimination?

YES

NO

Allow commercial cannabis use without over-regulation?

YES

NO

Requires any tax on cannabis sold commercially be approved by voters?

YES

NO

Who controls cannabis regulation?

The People
(through an independent commission)

The Police
(through the Department of Revenue "pot cops")

Age Limits

18 years old

21 years old

Treats cannabis like

Grapes, tomatoes or other harmless botanical plants.

Medical marijuana under the Department of Revenue's regulatory control

Funds "pot cops", a branch of law enforcement dedicated to marijuana crimes?

NO

YES

Gives special treatment to corporations already licensed medical marijuana centers?

NO

YES

Allows the state to enact mandatory blood draws to test drivers for THC and set a per se limit to determine impairment?

NO

YES

Allows the state to create a registry of cannabis users who purchase at a dispensary or want to grow at home?

NO

YES

Protects against federal marijuana law enforcement?

YES

NO

Click here for more information on the Fear-based or Freedom-based models to legalization.

 

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