DENVER – A Colorado voter initiative that would legalize possession of marijuana by adults for personal recreational use qualified on Monday for the state’s November ballot, state officials said.
Colorado already is one of 16 U.S. states, along with Washington, D.C., that have legalized marijuana for medical purposes. Moves to decriminalize marijuana at the state level in the United States face opposition from the federal government, which still classifies marijuana as an illegal narcotic.
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Marijuana legalization qualifies for Colorado ballot