Colorado County Commissioner Introduces Ordinance to Ban Legal Marijuana Shops

 by lucy

Douglas County, CO Commissioner Jack Hilbert has jumped the gun– even though legal marijuana shops aren’t expected to open in Colorado until 2014, Hilbert has introduced an ordinance that would ban the storefronts from opening in the county.

This is not surprising, as Douglas County commissioners have long held their anti-marijuana stance, even going as far as to place a medical marijuana dispensary ban on the 2010 election ballot.

The new proposed ordinance, aims to prohibit “the operation of marijuana cultivation facilities, marijuana product manufacturing facilities, marijuana testing facilities or retail marijuana stores within the unincorporated boundaries of Douglas County, State of Colorado.”

Under the “purpose” section of the proposal, the purpose of the ordinance is “to promote the general public welfare and safety throughout Douglas County, Colorado” by prohibiting the aforementioned marijuana-related businesses.

One of the points that the ordinance makes is that Douglas County voters actually did not approve of Amendment 64– 55% of voters in the county voted against legalizing marijuana.

The ordinance also points out that Amendment 64 gives counties the option to opt-out of marijuana sales.  The commissioner wants to opt-out, and plans to fine anyone who ignores the ordinance $1,000 per offense, with each day considered a new violation.

Douglas County is the eighth most populous county in Colorado.  It is located between Denver and Colorado Springs.


6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

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    kushjunkie420 said on Nov 30, 2012

    what a douche bag

  2. 0

    HeadMan said on Nov 30, 2012

    you said it well enough man ^

  3. 0

    fromOHtoIO said on Nov 30, 2012

    Douglass County… where gun ho rightwingers go to die

  4. 0

    DaJointGuy said on Nov 30, 2012

    Note to self when vacationing in Colorado dont stop in douglas county…plus if I was to go to coloardo just to get herb id go to denver

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    turdhole said on Dec 2, 2012

    keep the money in the hands on illegal drug dealers….good plan

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    app25 said on Dec 3, 2012

    No one gives a shit about Douglas County, go drink whiskey and collect guns like you know how, bunch of racists anyways

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