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Can stoners get motivated enough to vote?
Supporters, Opponents Face Off On Amendment 44
Supporters and opponents of Colorado's Amendment 44 ballot measure faced off at the State Capitol Friday morning as those against the marijuana initiative tried to hold a rally.
Gov. Bill Owens joined law enforcement officers in opposing Amendment that would allow the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for adults 21 years of age and older.
Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener was among the law enforcement officers standing with Owens. He called the proposal "irresponsible."
Supporters of the measure vocally "booed" as Wegener spoke. They rallied with the former police chief of Seattle.
Norman Stamper said he's talked with his peers about the issue of marijuana versus alcohol.
"I have never spoken to a police officer who has contended that marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol," Stamper said.
If passed, Amendment 44 would make Colorado the only state in the United States to legalize the possession of marijuana for all purposes, including recreational.
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