Apr 8, 2014 5:22 PM by Leah Kraus Connie Murphy

Update: Larkspur voters said no to Marijuana sales

Update: 73 Voters said no to marijuana sales in Larkspur - 26 voted yes.


The town of Larkspur is closing in on an historic decision -- whether or not to allow recreational pot sales.

Signs voicing support for both sides of the debate dot the side of the road hoping to sway last-minute voters.

"I moved here from Denver a little under two years ago and I didn't move here to see it turn into a mini Denver," says Becky Voth with "Voices Against Pot in Larkspur."

She calls the town a "sleepy hamlet" and doesn't want pot tainting the small-town atmosphere.

Camped out on the other side of the road is James McVaney. He says legalizing pot could be one of the best things for the town.

"We believe it'll bring about 45 jobs to the town of Larkspur," he says. "It'll take up a lot of unemployment around here and that's a lot of benefits to the economy and a lot of benefits to families."

However the votes fall, the town manager says he'll be happy when it's over.

"I think there will be relief on the part of the people whichever way the outcome is," says Matt Krimmer. "It
will be over with and people will move forward one way or another."

The polls close at 7. The election is only open to those living in the city limits.



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