Sante Fe City Council Passes Proposal to Decriminalize Cannabis, Takes Effect Next Month

The Sante Fe City Council has voted in favor of decriminalizing the possessioncannabisplant of small amounts of cannabis after activists submitted enough signatures to put the issue to a vote this November.

Earlier this month the Sante Fe City Clerk verified that 5,754 valid signatures were submitted to put an initiative to decriminalize cannabis to a vote of the people, more than the 5,673 required. This sent the proposal to the City Council, which had the option of putting the proposal on the November ballot, or simply passing it into law; they chose the latter with a 5 to 4 vote.

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In 72 Days Alaska, Oregon, D.C. and Several Cities to Vote on Legalization, Florida to Vote on Medical

In a little over 10 weeks, on November 4th, voters in several cities and states will have the opportunity to continue the growing momentum behind the legalizemeyomovement to end cannabis prohibition, and they’ll be able to do so in a big way.

In Oregon, voters will be deciding the fate of Measure 91, an initiative to legalize recreational cannabis for those 21 and older. By far the most progressive of the initiatives being voted on this year, Measure 91 would legalize the possession and use of up to half a pound (eight ounces) of cannabis, in addition to the private cultivation of up to four plants. State-licensed cannabis retail outlets will also be authorized and regulated by the Oregon Liquor Commission. According to a recent study, the initiative’s tax rate, which is said to be far more reasonable than rates in Colorado and Washington, will put cannabis prices at around $140 an ounce.

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