Could this be the End of Commercial Pot?
According to Associated Press on Thursday, the Supreme Court of Colorado cleared a petition to limit the potency of marijuana products. Now the petitioners are free to gather 98,000 signatures to go on the ballot in November of this year.
Pot would have to include warnings that marijuana carries a risk of “permanent loss of brain abilities.” Many forms of marijuana that are currently popular such as vape pens and many edibles would become illegal.
Also on Thursday, June 16, the citizens of Pueblo and Pueblo County turned in petitions to opt out of Amendment 64 (the 2012 ballot initiative which legalized and commercialized marijuana sales). The activists goal is to shut down recreational marijuana businesses in their county.
Citizens for a Healthy Pueblo officials estimated that they submitted more than 9,000 signatures from the county; 5,454 valid signatures are required to place the county ban on the November ballot. Around 4,000 signatures were turned in from the city of Pueblo, 2,000 more than necessary.
The county clerk will have 30 days to decide if there are enough valid signatures to place the measures on the ballot.
Much credit for this work goes to the citizens and volunteer activists with Pueblo for a Positive Impact.