The Colorado Secretary of State announced that Colorado group Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol was about 2,500 valid signatures short of qualifying the marijuana legalization effort for the 2012 ballot. However, the group still has a chance of making the legalization efforts happen. They have until February 15 to collect enough additional valid signatures.
The measure, which is called Initiative 30, would make personal use, possession and growing marijuana legal in Colorado for adults 21 and over. It would also go one further by amending the state constitution to set up a system in which marijuana could be regulated and taxed in a similar fashion to alcohol.
Some of those who have supported the measure include Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation, Sensible Colorado, ACLU of Colorado, the Marijuana Policy Project, the Drug Policy Alliance, the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), and Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (L.E.A.P.)