Colorado pot advocates push for legalization in 2012

Backers hope to gather signatures for ballot initiative this summer
The Associated Press
Sunday, May 15, 2011

Pot legalization backers hope to start gathering signatures as soon as this summer to put the question to voters. Given Colorado`s low signature threshold for ballot initiatives, which currently stands at about 86,000 people, they say they expect an easy path to the polls. Colorado voters defeated a legalization measure in 2006, as did California voters last year. But activists here are regrouping for another push.