Today, Westword's Michael Roberts related his attempts to contact Let Us Vote COS, the local organization attempting to collect enough signatures to refer a MMJ center ban to city voters. We've also attempted to contact the group numerous times, specifically Steve and Linda Wind, with no success. Here's last week's "CannaBiz" column:
Since our calls went unreturned, we can't say whether the anti-MMJ group Let Us Vote COS is experiencing success gathering signatures to place a dispensary ban on the November ballot. But a recent "call to action" taken verbatim from the group's website suggests a new tactic.
"Citizens and Friends of Colorado Springs, it's time to stop this insanity that is and will destroy our city," the site states. "Please tell the City Council to let the citizens of Colorado Springs vote on whether they want to ban marijuana dispensaries within the city limits. City council has the authority to refer this measure to the November Ballot."
Apparently Roberts had a little more success ... barely.
With that in mind, I left messages yesterday and today. But instead of a return call, I received an e-mail featuring a previous note that had apparently gotten caught in my spam filter. It reads:
I left a message for you to return my call but after looking at your publication and viewing some of your reader comments, this is not the place we would like to have anything to do with or to have our name associated with.
Please don't bother trying to contact us again.
The Denver reporter goes on to detail some of the more awesome parts of Let Us Vote's child-designed website, namely "a compendium of anti-marijuana clips from other news sources interspersed with all-capped slogans such as 'DON'T LET THE MARIJUANA INDUSTRY DENY YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE' and 'COMING SOON TO A NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR YOU!'"