October 31, 2011

10 Colorado Towns to Vote on Dispensary Bans, Medical Marijuana Taxes

Tomorrow is a big day for medical marijuana supporters in Colorado, with nearly a dozen cities voting to either ban dispensaries or tax the industry.

The cities considering bans include Fort Collins – a college town an hour north of Denver with about two dozen marijuana dispensaries – and the skiing hamlet of Steamboat Springs. Breckenridge, Commerce City and Frisco are among the towns with measures to tax medical marijuana on the ballot.

While most of the towns are relatively small, the outcome of the elections could provide a good indication of which way the wind is blowing when it comes to public opinion about medical marijuana in the state. Colorado’s MMJ industry operates under some of the strictest regulations in the country, which has prevented some shady players from opening up shop under the guise of providing medicine (something California is having a problem with now). But there’s been a backlash in several cities as pot shops have flourished across the state, with some residents fearful that the industry has grown too quickly. A growing number of towns are banning dispensaries as a result.

A large chunk of Colorado residents, however, don’t have a problem with medical marijuana – and possibly even weed in general. Several groups are currently gathering signatures for a proposal to legalize marijuana, hoping to get the issue on the 2012 ballot after voters shot down a similar measure several years ago. These groups feel that the majority of Colorado residents are ready to give the green light to marijuana use.


One Comment:

  1. I wish we had legal medical marijuana in Ohio. I had an industrial accident in 1997 that has left me with major back pain. I treated it with pain pills for 3 years, and then went to rehab to kick the pills that caused me to abuse and neglect my children. I started smoking pot about 8 months later for the pain. I don’t know what I would do without it. Unfortunately, I can go to jail for having it here. Please give real consideration to a ban. Narcotics should be banned. They are horrible and cause people to become horrible, even under the care of medical professionals.

Post Your Comment:


Please note:
Comments are moderated by our editors who do their best to approve comments ASAP. As Marijuana Business Daily is focused on business, we approve comments that are specifically relevant to industry professionals. General opinions and questions about cannabis may not be posted.

Israel to Sell Medical Marijuana in Pharmacies

Israel, one of the world’s leading countries on medical cannabis research, will soon be dispensing [click to continue...]

Third Minnesota Dispensary Opens Despite Low Patient Count

Photo of open sign

Minnesota’s third medical cannabis dispensary has opened despite the low number of patients registered to [click to continue...]

Police Raid Business Owned By CA Industry Association Exec

A business run by the president of the California Cannabis Industry Association was raided and [click to continue...]

Illinois Poised to Begin Seed-to-Sale Tracking

As Illinois’ medical marijuana industry ramps up, regulatory officials are preparing to start following medical [click to continue...]

Washington State Dispensaries to Benefit From PTSD Addition

marijuana conditions

A week after Colorado shot down an attempt to add post-traumatic stress disorder as a [click to continue...]

MMJ Patient Boom in Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s three medical cannabis dispensaries must be pleased: In the past two and a [click to continue...]

Canadian PM Candidate Wants Legal Dispensaries

Justin Trudeau, a candidate for prime minister of Canada, came to the defense of dispensaries [click to continue...]

Inspector Turnover Could Delay Nevada Dispensaries

dispensary delays

Hurry up and wait. That appears to be the situation for medical marijuana businesses in [click to continue...]

California Report Calls for Strong Regulations on Legal Marijuana

A working group overseen by California’s lieutenant governor has issued a report outlining 58 policy [click to continue...]

Florida Medical Cannabis Campaign Takes Step Forward

United for Care, which was behind the failed 2014 campaign to legalize medical cannabis in [click to continue...]

University Will Assist With Maryland MMJ Applications

maryland2

Prospective cultivators and dispensary owners seeking medical cannabis licenses in Maryland might be scrutinized by [click to continue...]

New PA Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill in the Works

Pennsylvania might have another shot at legalizing medical marijuana sooner rather than later. A new [click to continue...]

Willie Nelson Hopes to Debut Marijuana Strain Soon

In just two months, Colorado recreational shops may have some serious star power to contend [click to continue...]

Another Possible Setback for Florida’s CBD Program

cbd states

Florida’s CBD industry may face further delays after a key official overseeing implementation of the [click to continue...]

Marijuana Business Daily