Colorado marijuana initiative gets NAACP endorsement

from Denver

By John Ingold
The Denver Post

Posted:   08/23/2012 12:01:00 AM MDT
Updated:   08/23/2012 09:09:07 AM MDT

A Colorado ballot initiative to legalize limited possession of marijuana for adults is set to pick up an endorsement from a civil rights organization Thursday.

At a morning press event, the head of the Colorado, Wyoming and Montana conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is expected to announce the conference’s support for the initiative, Amendment 64. The conference’s president, Rosemary Harris Lytle, said Wednesday the endorsement comes not out of an interest in marijuana use but instead from a concern over the lopsided numbers of African-Americans arrested for marijuana offenses. . . . Read Complete Report

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