Three Looks At Amendment 64

Our look at Amendment 64, the proposal to legalize small amounts of marijuana that is on the ballot for the 2012 election. KUNC, along with the I-News Network and the CU News Corps, looks at the polling, the money behind the effort, and ultimately the question of legalization itself.

4:52pm

Tue September 18, 2012
Politics

Amendment 64: To Legalize Pot or Not...

Yes on 64: credit - Campaign To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol. No on 64: credit: Smart Colorado
  • Bente Birkeland reporting from the state capitol

This November Colorado will be one of three states deciding whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Supporters of Amendment 64 have raised more than a million dollars for their campaign. There’s also broad opposition to the measure.

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4:49pm

Tue September 18, 2012
Politics

Amendment 64: Who's Bankrolling What?

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Colorado’s ballot initiative to legalize marijuana possession is billed by one leading local advocate as “a grassroots effort here on the ground,” but an examination of contributions to the campaign tell a far different story.

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4:06pm

Tue September 18, 2012
Politics

Amendment 64: Do Polls Really Predict Success?

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  • Grace Hood speaking with CSU's Kyle Saunders

A new Denver Post poll is showing that 51 percent of likely voters support Amendment 64 compared to 40 percent opposed. The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act would legalize small amounts of marijuana for people over 21. But polling on this and other so- called “hard issues” isn’t as reliable as you might think compared to polls on topics like abortion.

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