DENVER — Colorado’s position as a
key battleground state in the 2012 presidential race comes with a
wrinkle neither party seems to like: A freewheeling ballot initiative
tradition that could put both legalizing marijuana and gay marriage
before voters on Election Day next year.
Marijuana activists have begun gathering signatures to ask voters to
allow pot for recreational use, a direct challenge to federal drug law.
And gay-marriage advocates were cleared last week to start petitioning
for a repeal of a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage approved
just five years ago.
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