NUGGETRY News had reported that a line by line review of the signatures from Colorado’s Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act was mandated by the Secretary of State’s Office. This week, the Act was found to be 2,409 signatures short of winning approval for the general election ballot. Supporters have 15 additional days to reach the required number of signatures.
163,632 signatures were supported by RMLA, which was almost twice the number of signatures required for the Act to make it onto the ballot. However, 79,936 of those signatures were invalid.
The initivative needed 86,105 signatures in order to make it onto the ballot, and only 83,969 were considered acceptable by Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s office.
RMLA supporter Mason Tvert told Westword, “Today’s news is unexpected, but it is really just a very small bump in the road on our journey to end the irrational policy of marijuana prohibition in the state.”