Marijuana Ballot Initiatives

Pot Legalization Endorsed by 300 CO Doctors

This is happening, folks!

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Opponents of Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act are hyping a letter endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatric's Colorado branch decrying the measure. Backers responded with their own pediatrics-approved physician and a promise of support from more medical pros. How many? As will be announced at an event this morning, three hundred-plus.

At 11 a.m. at the Denver Press Club, a number of Colorado docs, including Dr. Larry Bedard, former president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and Dr. Bruce Madison, associate medical director of the faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and vice-chair of the Council on Legislation for the Colorado Medical Society, will appear on behalf of the act; get more details below. And they represent literally hundreds of their colleagues, says Betty Aldworth, an Amendment 64 spokeswoman who's also on the bill.