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Emotions Run High Over Marijuana Initiative

Discussion in 'Marijuana News from The USA' started by Superjoint, Oct 27, 2002.

  1. By Carol Wilkinson, Reporter
    Source: KLAS-TV

    The measure that would legalize marijuana, Question 9 has gathered emotional support and opposition in these final days before the election. But at least one side is vowing that the fight will continue long after voters cast their ballots on Election day.
    "If we make it legal for them to buy pot, then we're enablers," said Kelly Thompson, victim's daughter. Thompson's mother Sandy Thompson was killed when an impaired driver rear-ended her car.

    The victim's husband, Gary Thompson hopes that voters will remember the circumstances behind the tragic accident that claimed his wife's life. "We don't care what people do in the privacy of their own homes, but we do care what they do on public roads, especially if what they're doing causes the deaths of innocent people," said Thompson.

    Question 9, to legalize three ounces of marijuana in Nevada is now before the voters. Some say the vote will be close, and that Question 9 could indeed pass. Andy Anderson from Nevadans for Responsible Law Enforcement says the issue deals with responsible adults and their right to use marijuana in the privacy of their own home.

    Still, opponents say they will keep fighting. Even if voters pass Question 9 this election. "If it happens to pass this time, our focus will be to defeat it the second time around," said Sandy Heverly, Nevadans Against Legalized Marijuana.

    If the initiative passes becomes law -- it would allow people to possess up to three ounces of marijuana in the privacy of their own homes. The group sponsoring Friday' news conference say they are also working on new television commercials aimed "specifically" at voters who are still sitting on the fence on this issue.

    If this measure does pass the cutoff age for the legal possession of marijuana is 21 years and older. Use of the drug by minors would remain illegal, as would driving under the influence of marijuana.

    Complete Title: Emotions Run High Over Ballot Initiative to Legalize Marijuana

    Amendment to the Nevada Constitution: Ballot Question 9: http://sos.state.nv.us/nvelection/2002_bq/bq9.htm

    Source: KLAS-TV (NV)
    Author: Carol Wilkinson, Reporter
    Published: October 25, 2002
    Copyright: 2002 WorldNow and KLAS
    Contact: cbleakley@klastv.com
    Website: http://www.klas-tv.com/

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    Marijuana Policy Project
  2. but i believe other issues like the San Fransisco innitiative did.

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