Aug 24, 2010 8:42 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Colorado Springs: medical marijuana won't be on ballot

The Colorado Springs City Council has decided against asking voters in November to weigh in on what to do about the 176 medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.

Councilman Darryl Glenn suggested Monday that voters should be asked whether to ban the centers, but his proposal didn't get enough support.


Some Colorado Springs officials have said a voter-approved ban could get the city involved in a costly lawsuit. The city is moving ahead with land-use ordinances that would regulate the dispensaries in a similar way to liquor stores.

Colorado voters in 2000 approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes. A new state law allows communities to regulate marijuana businesses.




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