Marijuana initiative passes overwhelmingly
November 08, 2008
A local initiative by Sensible Fayetteville to make adult marijuana possession the lowest law enforcement priority received the support of voters on November 4, 2008. 65.87 percent of voters passed the measure that with the cooperation of local police should bring about decreasing numbers of arrests for adult marijuana possession in the city of Fayetteville.

"Of greatest importance is this public acknowledgment that voters are not satisfied with the current policies governing marijuana, said Ryan Denham, spokesperson for the group. "These policies are expensive, damaging to our families and communities and they don't work. While the government has spent billions of dollars jailing hundreds of thousands of otherwise law abiding citizens for the private use of marijuana, the use of marijuana has not decreased but rather has increased. Clearly it is time for a new approach and this is a crutial first step in that direction."

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JPD needs to get priorities straightopop231302008-11-09 09:39:29