Pot Legalization Proponents, Opponents Gather At Convention Center

October 15, 2012 8:30 PM

Pot Legalization Proponents, Opponents Gather At Convention Center
" DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado will see only three statewide questions on the ballot and one of them is Amendment 64, which would allow the state to regulate marijuana like alcohol.

A recent poll in The Denver Post found 51 percent of Coloradans support the amendment to legalize limited possession of marijuana, while 40 percent oppose it.

Colorado’s largest union, the local United Food and Commercial Workers Union, announced Monday it will support the measure. Among those who oppose it is Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.

If it passes people at least 21 years old could possess, consume, and legally buy up to an ounce of marijuana.

Hancock and opponents of the amendment gathered Monday morning at the Colorado Convention Center. The message was simple. They want Coloradans to vote down Amendment 64 because they say it’s bad for the state and some said they don’t want Colorado to become the first state in the nation to legalize marijuana.

Hancock expressed his concerns along with leaders of the tourism industry at the gathering. They made their points to a small crowd, which included proponents of the amendment who stood peacefully with banners and signs "

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