Colo. Springs won’t put medical pot ban on ballot

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The Colorado Springs City Council has decided against asking voters in November to weigh in on what to do about the 176 medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.

Councilman Darryl Glenn suggested Monday that voters should be asked whether to ban the centers, but his proposal didn’t get enough support.

A new state law allows communities to regulate marijuana businesses. Some Colorado Springs officials have said a voter-approved ban could get the city involved in a costly lawsuit.

The city is moving ahead with land-use ordinances that would regulate the dispensaries in a similar way to liquor stores.

Colorado voters in 2000 approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

One Response to Colo. Springs won’t put medical pot ban on ballot

  1. That gets us halfway out of the woods concerning possible lawsuits. The other half on Vermijo appears determined to get some legal overtime racked up due to their “We don’t want this in our community no matter what the voters have said or will say again” attitude.

    Rick Wehner
    August 24, 2010 at 2:26 pm