Denver voters this November may be asked whether to make the use of marijuana legal in some instances.

The Committee for Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER) said it has submitted the necessary 5,383 signatures from at least 5 percent of Denver city and county registered voters to get its proposal placed on the ballot.

SAFER said the Denver Election Commission has determined that it appears to have sufficient valid signatures. The petition now goes to the City Council for approval and placement on the ballot. The council may act on the matter as early as next week.

SAFER proposes that Denver legalize possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana by anyone 21 or older.

But even if the ballot measure passes, the city attorney's office says a state law outlawing marijuana possession as a Class 2 petty offense, punishable by a fine of up to $100, still would apply in Denver.