Marijuana Ballot Initiatives

Marijuana Legalization Leads in CO Poll

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While restaurant owners Wanda James and her husband, Scott Durrah, put the final touches on Jezebel's, their new southern-infused restaurant scheduled to open next month in Denver, they are campaigning for Colorado's ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for recreational use and tax the drug like alcohol.

"If you would like to come home and have a joint and relax with your wife or your husband, I see absolutely no issue with that whatsoever," James said. "There are more ways to relax than just someone having a can of Coors or Jim Beam."

A proposed amendment to Colorado's state constitution, Amendment 64, would make it legal for adults over 21 in Colorado to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants for personal use. The amendment calls for revenues from marijuana sales and seller license fees to be earmarked for school construction.