A petition to legalize marijuana in Bend is circulating. Former City Council candidate Ron Boozell filed with the City his intention to put the issue on the ballot. He has until September 2013, to get the necessary signatures for Bend residents to vote on the issue. Boozell feels officers need to focus on real crime instead of marijuana use, and he feels legalizing marijuana will help. He'll be out gathering signatures around town starting today. “We don't see 5,000 signatures as a problem.” Boozell is trying to collect the needed signatures to put the question on next year's ballot.