Nederland becomes third Colorado town to decriminalize marijuana
April 7, 2010
NEDERLAND, Colo. (AP) – Voters in a Colorado foothills town have made it the third municipality to decriminalize pot possession.
Nederland voters narrowly approved a measure Tuesday to waive criminal penalties for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for adults over 21. The measure passed 259 to 218 in results reported early Wednesday.
Breckenridge and Denver have similar postures about marijuana possession. But decriminalization votes are largely symbolic; pot possession remains a state crime except for those with medical clearance for the drug.
Boulder County sheriff’s officials tell the Daily Camera newspaper that pot possession is already a low priority but that officers will still pursue large-scale marijuana trafficking cases.