Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Weed closer to ballot for '10 election


Supporters of an initiative that would legalize marijuana in California say they have collected enough signatures to ensure that it will be on the November 2010 ballot.

The petition drive, which was run by a professional signature-gathering firm, collected more than 680,000 signatures, 57% more than the 433,971 valid signatures needed to put it on the ballot, said Richard Lee, the measure's main proponent.

"It was so easy to get them," Lee said. "People were so eager to sign."

It's not on the ballot yet and, believe you me, the anti-fun people will go through those signatures with a fine tooth comb to weed out, you should pardon the expression, invalid ones, and 'invalid' will mean whatever they want it to mean.

It's looking good for now, though.

Now if we can just remember to go to the polls...and remember why in the voting booth...

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