Respect Denver voters: Do NOT criminalize adults for using marijuana on private property!
Sixty-six percent of Denver voters supported Amendment 64, the historic initiative that legalized marijuana for adults in Colorado last November. But Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and his allies on the Denver City Council are attempting to roll back that progress with a blatantly unconstitutional measure that would criminalize adults’ use of marijuana — even on private property — if others report seeing or smelling it!
If this ordinance is approved, adults will face up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000 just for using marijuana in front of their window or in their backyard — harsher penalties than before the passage of Amendment 64!
The city should not be spending taxpayer dollars to arrest and prosecute citizens who are in compliance with state law. And since the measure is a clear violation of the Colorado Constitution, the city will end up spending even more taxpayer dollars defending it in court.
Please help us defend Amendment 64 by adding your name to this petition calling on the Denver City Council to drop this ridiculous proposal.
- Denver City Council
Amendment 64 was approved by 66% of Denver voters, and majorities supported past city initiatives intended to end marijuana possession arrests.
So why is the city council even considering an ordinance to criminalize adults for consuming marijuana on private property? Enough is enough. Voters clearly do not want adults to be punished for using marijuana.
Please drop this misguided proposal and respect the will of Denver voters.
The city should not be spending taxpayer dollars to arrest and prosecute citizens who are in compliance with state law. And since the proposed ordinance is a clear violation of the Colorado Constitution, the city will end up spending even more taxpayer money defending it in court, where it will surely be overturned.
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