Pot backers to release Colo. voters’ guide

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There’s the so-called “blue book,” a voter’s guide approved by Colorado lawmakers.

Now, advocates of legalizing marijuana are offering their own voters’ guide. The group SAFER Voter Education Fund will release the results Wednesday of a marijuana-specfic guide for the upcoming election.

The group says it asked candidates running for governor, attorney general and the Legislature whether they support regulating marijuana like alcohol. Members say a majority of the candidates failed to respond.

SAFER, or Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation, coordinated the successful effort to waive criminal penalties in Denver for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for adults over 21.

But the vote was largely symbolic because pot possession remains a state crime except for those with medical clearance for the drug.