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Mar 25, 2014 5:52 PM by Leah Kraus

Larkspur residents to vote on whether or not to allow recreational pot sales

To allow recreational marijuana sales or not -- the debate continues for another Colorado community.

Just under 200 people call Larkspur home. It's a place where you're more likely to have a debate about farming equipment than pot. All that could change in a couple weeks, when there will be a vote on whether or not to allow recreational marijuana sales.

How that vote will go is the big question.

"It's a tough one to answer because we had a vote on medical marijuana a couple of years ago and that one was defeated by approximately a two-to-one margin," says Matt
Krimmer, town manager of Larkspur.

He says recently there's been a change in attitude in Larkspur and that there seems to be a trend going nationwide that marijuana is more of an acceptable product that people are allowing.

The town council took the issue up for consideration and decided it would be best to let the people decide whether or not they want it.

"I think it's going to bring in a lot of money to our cities and towns," says Laura Lefkowitz, a resident of the town. "I just hope people don't start to abuse it and really make it an issue like alcohol has been."

"Recreational marijuana has its place," says Bill Teague. "There's no reason for them to be having the pot be criminalized."

Krimmer says how much money the town could potentially retain from sales tax dollars is up in the air, as well as how it would be spent or even how it could impact the Renaissance Fair every summer.

A public meeting will be held on April 3rd at 5:30 pm at the Larkspur Fire Station on the issue.

 

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