City approves licensing dispensaries

Posted by Ralph Routon on Tue, May 25, 2010 at 6:10 PM

After more than two hours of input and debate, City Council voted 6-3 Tuesday evening to approve an ordinance that allows licensing of medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado Springs.

The ordinance also takes care of the city's need to be in accordance with the just-passed state legislation (HB 1284) that requires any dispensaries to be licensed at the local level by July 1. Otherwise, they would have had to shut down and remain closed until August 2011.

The bill still hasn't been signed into law by Gov. Bill Ritter, but he has said he likely will sign it.

The ordinance, which was put together by a task force including two City Councilors (Tom Gallagher and Sean Paige) and representatives of the local MMJ community, is available here.

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Vote how you want on zoning or a ban or whatever, just make sure your City Council member votes YES on this ordinance so that you can make your choice instead of allowing the state to do it for you.
This ordinance only gets us to the point that we can zone MMJ, ban it, or whatever. Without this ordinance, the people of Colorado Springs give up the right to determine the fate of our local businesses.
If your City Council member voted against this, his (all 3 "no" votes ere men) vote was to give up and allow bigger (state) government to determine our fate for us. Plain and simple.
Don't let the people running for whatever bigger government office fool you. Don't let confused old men ignore the will of the people they are supposed to be representing. Tell them that the pre-application simply buys the City the time to do whatever we, the people, ultimately decide we want to do.

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Posted by Opolitis on 05/26/2010 at 12:20 PM
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