Breckenridge, Colorado Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana

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The skiing town of Breckenridge voted Tuesday night by a margin of nearly 3 to 1 to decriminalize the adult possession of marijuana.

Breckenridge voters passed Measure 2F, which removes criminal penalties from the town code for the private possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults 21 and older. The ordinance also removes criminal penalties for the possession of bongs, pipes, and other drug paraphernalia.

It passed 73 percent to 27 percent.

Breckenridge has a population of 2408.

11:02 pm on November 3, 2009