Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Marijuana stores banned in Douglas County



Marijuana maybe legal in Colorado for all adults, but good luck finding a place to purchase your cannabis in some counties. Douglas County just became the first county to out right ban commercial pot operations, and others are considering to follow.
According to the Denver Post, anti-marijuana communities are taking action against commercial marijuana shops in their county. Douglas County is the first to quickly decide against stores opening their doors in the community. The ban on recreational marijuana businesses will take effect Thursday regardless of the new law and the money generated by cannabis businesses.
"That's a revenue source that we're not interested in having here," said Douglas County spokeswoman Wendy Holmes.
Holmes also added that a board did consider the financial benefits of pot shops, but continued against them anyway. Douglas County residents voted against marijuana measures four times in the past 12 years, including Amendment 64 which makes it legal for all adults over 21 in the state to possess up to an ounce of marijuana.
The measure lost in the county 54 percent to 46 percent Continue Reading...