Two Santa Fe, New Mexico groups submit signatures for pot decriminalization


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People want marijuana decriminalized in Santa Fe, at least that’s the message sent yesterday when two different advocacy groups submitted signatures to get the issue on the November ballot.
Both Progress New New Mexico and Drug Policy Action submitted signatures to the city clerk, who has to verify the signatures over the next ten days. If the groups meet the 5,763 needed signatures, they can get their measures on the November ballot. If they miss the mark, they will still have 90 days to collected the needed signatures to get it on the spring ballot.

Organizers for Drug Policy Action were out yesterday on the streets of Santa Fe collecting “drive-through” signatures from motorists. According to DPA officials, their policy would make cannabis possession of an ounce or less a civil infraction with no more than a $25 fine.
DPA says they turned in more than 6,000 signatures.