CO Amendment 64 Supporters Lose Battle Over Voter Guide Language
Joe | Sep 13, 2012 | Comments 0
Denver District Judge Robert Hyatt has dismissed a lawsuit over the language concerning Amendment 64 in the “blue book,” a guide published by the state of Colorado to ballot measures sent to about 1.9 million households. Supporters of the measure to legalize marijuana in the state were trying to restore 158 words that were deleted from the “Pro-Amendment 64″ section of the book, which included an argument that marijuana is not more harmful than alcohol.
“What we’re seeing is another step of government deception trying to prevent voters from getting proper education on marijuana reform,” said Brian Vicente, Co-Director of the Amendment 64 Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol. For his part, Judge Hyatt said he couldn’t intervene in a legislative process.
It’s not possible to know just how much influence the “blue book” has on Colorado voters, but in a close vote, it could be enough to send Amendment 64 down to defeat.