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Breckenridge: One small step closer to legalizing pot

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In the battle to become Ski Country's most weed-friendly destination, the town of Breckenridge has moved one step closer to legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana.

The town clerk has certified a petition circulated by Sensible Breckenridge, part of the larger advocacy group Sensible Colorado, verifying that at least 500 of the signatures were not signed "Cheech" or "Stoney McStonerton." The town council will now have a chance to vote on the measure, which would "remove local penalties for the private possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults twenty-one or older," Sensible Breckenridge said in a release. If the town council gets all high and forgets to vote on August 11, a measure will appear on November's ballot allowing voters to decide.

And no: Just because Breck's totally your favorite place to board and you'd totally go there every weekend if this law takes effect, that doesn't make you eligible to vote. Nice effort though.

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