Civil Liberties

NAACP Endorses Colorado Marijuana Legalization Initiative

The more the merrier - much merrier, in this case


Having already gained the support of one of the most conservative voices in the country, an initiative pushing Colorado lawmakers to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol is currently regulated gained the support of one the country's most liberal groups Thursday.

Saying that current marijuana regulation "results in a disproportionate number of African-Americans and other people of color being introduced into the criminal justice system," Rosemary Harris-Lytle, president of the NAACP's Colorado-Montana-Wyoming State Conference pledged the group's support for Amendment 64.