7,100 petition signatures turned in to force vote on marijuana proposal
Pat Davis of ProgressNow New Mexico encourages drivers to pull over and sign the Reducing Marijuana Penalties petition at a drive-through event last month. The group's initiative has become reality: Santa Fe made history Wednesday by becoming the first city in New Mexico to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. Clyde Mueller/The New Mexican
7,100 petition signatures turned in to force vote on pot proposal
Nora Haskins looks on as Phillip J. Vergamini of Santa Fe signs the Reducing Marijuana Penalties petition at the drive-through signing event Tuesday. Clyde Mueller/The New Mexican
Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9:00 pm
Two groups pushing an initiative to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in the city of Santa Fe submitted more than 7,100 petition signatures Tuesday, hoping to get the question on the November general election ballot.
ProgressNow New Mexico and Drug Policy Action need at least 5,763 valid signatures from registered voters within city limits to force a vote on their proposal. They turned in 7,126 signatures.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9:00 pm.