Thursday, November 5, 2009

Breckenridge Votes to Legalize Marijuana

Talk about your Rocky Mountain high:
The Colorado ski town of Breckenridge has voted overwhelmingly to legalize marijuana.

Early returns Tuesday night showed the proposal winning with 72 percent of the vote. The measure would allow adults over 21 to have up to 1 ounce of marijuana.

The measure is largely symbolic because pot possession remains a state crime for people without medical clearance.

Well, okay, I guess. Good to see the town of Breckenridge has all of its other problems solved so that it can now put its attention to something that turns out to be largely symbolic.

It's been a couple of summers since we've had the chance to go to Breckenridge - it's one of our all-time favorite places to escape to during the wilting days of an Oklahoma summer. This won't likely change our future plans but I can't help but think this kind of action makes the place just that much less family friendly.

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