County passes resolution opposing Amendment 64

Mesa County commissioners today joined a growing chorus of public officials statewide to declare their opposition to Amendment 64, a ballot initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana statewide.

Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution opposing the measure, and at the same time made known their support for the No on 64 campaign, the effort coalescing to defeat what the county resolution terms a “harmful measure.”

Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey appeared before commissioners to urge their passage of the resolution opposing the amendment, which he said would “make Colorado more liberal than the Netherlands” when it comes to marijuana laws.

Hilkey said passage of the legalization amendment would “be bad for kids, bad for drivers on our roadways, and bad for businesses.”

The amendment measure will appear on the November election ballot statewide.

Read the full story in the Tuesday edition of the Daily Sentinel.



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