Pot measure may not fit on SF ballot

SANTA FE (KRQE) – The Santa Fe City Council is asking the secretary of state to put a proposal to decimalize small amounts of marijuana on the November general election ballot, but it might not fit.

Activists did submit enough signatures to force a public vote on the matter, but according to the Santa Fe New Mexican, Secretary of State Dianna Duran says the general election ballot is already crowded and there may not be room.

The proposal would make possession of an ounce or less of marijuana punishable by a fine of $25 dollars and no jail time.

If the measure does not fit on the ballot, the city would have to hold a separate election that day or a special election on another day.

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