Alaska pot petition nets 45K signer

Voters in Alaska might get a chance to legalize marijuana in this summer’s election, after a pro-pot group says it gathered enough signatures to put a measure on the ballot.

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana submitted more than 45,000 signatures Wednesday asking for a ballot question about legalizing recreational marijuana in Alaska, according to KTUU.

In order to appear on the August ballot, 30,169 of those signatures must be valid. The leader of the campaign told KTUU the group used an independent auditor to verify all of their signatures.

The proposal would allow anyone older than 21 to buy, grow and use recreational marijuana, similar to a law in Colorado that went into effect last week.

Alaska already allows the use of medical marijuana.

In addition to Colorado, Washington state also has legalized recreational use of marijuana, although sales have not yet begun.

via Alaska pot petition nets 45K signers – Tal Kopan – POLITICO.com.



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  1. very nice to see this gaining traction.. was discussing this with someone earlier today!!

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