Colorado Marijuana Activists Cleared To Collect Signatures To Legalize Sales In State’s Second Largest City

Colorado Marijuana Activists Cleared To Collect Signatures To Legalize Sales In State’s Second Largest City
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“Recreational cannabis creates jobs, yields tax dollars and promotes the safety of cannabis products through stringent regulatory oversight.” By Julia Fennell, Colorado Newsline Colorado Springs residents could have the chance to vote on the sale of recreational marijuana in the city in this year’s election. Your Choice Colorado Springs, the group working to get the sale of recreational marijuana on the ballot, filed a petition initiative in January. The City Title Board approved the proposed initiative language that would legalize recreational marijuana sales in Colorado Springs last week. This means that supporters can begin collecting signatures, and if they collect enough signatures, the initiative will appear on this year’s ballot. “The citizens of Colorado’s second-largest city finally have it within their power to direct taxes from recreational cannabis sales back to their hometown, rather than to cities like Denver and Manitou Springs,” Anthony Carlson, the group’s campaign manager, said in a statement last week. Your Choice Colorado Springs estimates that there has been $150 million in revenue lost over the past decade because of the ban on selling recreational marijuana inside Colorado Springs, according to the group’s website. While recreational marijuana has been legal in Colorado since 2012, it is against the law for dispensaries in Colorado Springs to sell recreational marijuana. It is legal for licensed medical dispensaries to sell medical marijuana to registered medical marijuana patients in Colorado Springs. The only municipality in El Paso County that allows the sale of recreational marijuana is Manitou Springs, which has two dispensaries: Maggie’s Farm and Emerald Fields, according to the Manitou Springs website. The two dispensaries are the most profitable recreational marijuana stores in Colorado, because of the lack of competition and an abundance of local demand, according to a January statement from Your Choice Colorado Springs. “I’d like to ask the elected leaders and voters of…

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