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Marijuana Opponents Abandon Effort to Limit Potency

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Pot opponents in Colorado had been gearing up to for a battle to try to force a vote on whether marijuana dealers in the state should require less-potent pot. Their proposed initiative would have also warned pot shoppers that the drug could cause brain damage and paranoia. But now these opponents have decided to give up the fight, reports Colorado Public Radio.

Backers of the measure announced Friday that they have been unable to raise enough money to advertise their plan.

The effort to weaken Colorado's 2012 pot-legalization amendment was the most serious attempt to date. The measure’s proponents called on lawmakers to “recognize the harm that legalized pot has had on our state.”