A group of marijuana activists seeking recreational use legalization for adults in Colorado expects to hear if they gathered enough signatures for a pot legalization question to appear on the 2012 ballot, the Associated Press reports.
In January, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol turned in more than 160,000 signatures in favor of the legalization initiative -- nearly double the 86,000 signatures required to put the question of pot legalization on the 2012 ballot, The Denver Post reported. However, the Colorado Secretary of State's office determined that the activists fell short by about 2,400 verifiable signatures after conducting a random sample of the signatures that showed only roughly 50 percent of the signatures handed in were valid. Colorado state law requires that a random signature sample meet a certain threshold of validity or it triggers an automatic review.
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