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Colorado town reform group submits marijuana penalty petition

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July 16, 2009

BRECKENRIDGE, Colorado: A local reform group has submitted 1,500 petition signatures to eliminate specific marijuana penalties the town of Breckenridge, three times more than the required amount. The group, Sensible Breckenridge, circulated the petition in hopes of removing personal possession penalties for persons 21 and older. Personal possession of one ounce or less of marijuana carries a $100 fine.

According to Breckenridge attorney and chairman of Sensible Breckenridge Sean McAllister: "There was overwhelming support for it."

The town clerk now has until July 27, 2009 to check the validity of the signatures.[1]

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