With more than half the ballots tallied, voters were approving Proposition 1 69 percent to 31 percent as of press time. The measure makes it legal for chronically ill patients to possess and use marijuana with a doctor’s consent. Physicians who prescribe marijuana to patients will no longer face arrest and prosecution.
Proposition 2, a decriminalization initiative stipulating that misdemeanor marijuana cases be tried in Municipal Court and punishable by a maximum fine of $250, was passing 60 percent to 40 percent.
Congratulations to the residents of Columbia. Next step: Missouri.