Backers of a proposed Colorado ballot initiative to allow marijuana users to obtain concealed carry permits for guns appeared at a Denver hearing on Tuesday to discuss comments and potential changes to the measure’s language ahead of submitting it to the secretary of state for review.
During the meeting, officials from the Legislative Council Staff and Office of Legislative Legal Services raised a small number of potential issues with the proposal as currently written, asking for clarification and walking through possible changes to the language.
The hearing is the latest hoop for organizers to jump through as they attempt to qualify the proposal to appear on Colorado’s 2024 state ballot. After adopting any changes they decide to make, the campaign will then submit the would-be initiative to the secretary of state and, eventually, begin attempting to gather the 124,238 valid voter signatures required to put the question before voters.
According to a memo from officials, the review is meant “to provide comments intended to aid proponents in determining the language of their proposal and to avail the public of knowledge of the contents of the proposal.”
The prospective ballot measure is backed by the organization Guns for Everyone, a Second Amendment advocacy group that currently offers free classes for people to get concealed carry permits.
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