Dozens of Colorado Communities Ban Pot
Communities are making the decision - allow pot or not?
Amendment 64, which was passed last fall legalized recreational use and possession, cultivation and distribution of limited quantities of marijuana - but some communities are using a portion of the law to get out of allowing its sale in their community.
Under Colorado law, municipalities "may prohibit the operation of marijuana cultivation facilities, marijuana product manufacturing facilities, marijuana testing facilities, or retail marijuana stores through the enactment of an ordinance."
And many municipalities are taking it to heart.
Below is a selected list of Colorado communities that have enacted bans or moratoriums.
- Castle Rock
- Cripple Creek
- Grand Junction
- Greenwood Village
- La Junta
- Lone Tree
- New Castle
- Orchard City
- Rocky Ford
A full list can be found here.