BRECKENRIDGE, Colo – Voters in the Rocky Mountain town of Breckenridge will decide next week whether to legalize pot for all adults at a time when the movement to allow medical marijuana is gaining steam.
A measure before Breckenridge voters in Tuesday's municipal election would legalize possession of smoking paraphernalia and up to 1 ounce of marijuana. Pot possession would still be a state crime, but town police officers would have to take users to the county sheriff's department to be cited.
Prospects look good for the measure. In 2006, a statewide ballot measure to make marijuana possession legal failed 59 percent to 49 percent. But among Breckenridge voters, that measure won almost 3-to-1.