Colorado voters to decide on recreational pot plan



DENVER (AP) — A plan that would legalize marijuana for recreational use will be on Colorado ballots this fall.

Voters will be asked whether adults older than 21 should be allowed to use pot even without a doctor’s recommendation, making Colorado the second state in the nation, after Washington state, to put such a proposal on ballots this year.

The Colorado Secretary of State’s office said Monday that the legalization initiative cleared the needed 86,000-signature threshold to be put to a statewide vote.

Legalization supporters in Colorado were given additional time to collect signatures because too many were recently deemed invalid. The initiative was given a second, smaller window to produce additional signatures.

Colorado voters rejected a recreational legalization measure in 2006. California voters rejected a similar plan in 2010.