Amendment 64 would:
- Make Colorado one of the first states to try to profit from the legalization of marijuana at the expense of its children.
- Make Colorado the first state to establish a “constitutional right” to grow, transport and sell marijuana for recreational use.
- Make it legal for anyone twenty-one years or older to possess and consume up to one ounce of marijuana (the equivalent of 60 joints or eight pans of pot brownies).
- Permit opening marijuana retail stores, growing facilities, manufacturing facilities and testing facilities in your community.
Please join me in pledging to vote No on 64 because of the very real and negative effects it would have on our state. Are you voting No on 64 in November? If so, sign up to join the campaign. http://www.votenoon64.com/join.html
Passage of Amendment 64 would harm our children, conflict with the federal law, promote increased use and increase impaired driving. Therefore, I am supporting the campaign to defeat the legalization of marijuana. Will you join me? http://www.votenoon64.com/join.html
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Why Vote No on Amendment 64?
Harms our children. Marijuana is an addictive drug. For children and young adults, smoking marijuana permanently affects brain development, impairs learning ability and contributes to depression. Adolescents are more likely than adults to develop problems with marijuana abuse and addiction. Marijuana abuse accounts for 67 percent of the adolescents in substance-abuse treatment programs in the United States.
Conflicts with federal law. Federal law will continue to ban the production, manufacture, transportation and distribution of marijuana in Colorado regardless of the voters’ decision on Amendment 64. The U.S. Supreme Court has already made it clear that federal law supersedes state law in this area. If Amendment 64 passes, Colorado’s recreational marijuana users will believe they are operating under the protection of Colorado law while, in reality, they would be subject to federal criminal prosecution.
Promotes increased use. The more available a drug is, the more likely young people are to use the drug. Marijuana use among students already is on the rise. Suspensions for drug violations at Colorado’s public schools increased 45 percent over the past four years, expulsions for drug violations increased 35 percent, and referrals to police increased 17 percent. Among the most vulnerable group, ages 12 to 25, it is projected that the number of regular marijuana users will double.
Increases impaired driving. According to recent statistics, between 2006 and 2010, more than 400 people were killed in Colorado from car crashes involving a driver who was on drugs. Smoking pot reduces coordination and impairs decision making which will lead to a significant increase in the number of crashes and deaths due to people who are driving under the influence of marijuana.