Our look at Amendment 64, the proposal to legalize small amounts of marijuana that is on the ballot for the 2012 election. KUNC, along with the I-News Network and the CU News Corps, looks at the polling, the money behind the effort, and ultimately the question of legalization itself.
This November Colorado will be one of three states deciding whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Supporters of Amendment 64 have raised more than a million dollars for their campaign. There’s also broad opposition to the measure.
Colorado’s ballot initiative to legalize marijuana possession is billed by one leading local advocate as “a grassroots effort here on the ground,” but an examination of contributions to the campaign tell a far different story.