Friday, June 11, 2010

Colorado's pot debate is headed to the cities

Less than a week after a new law cleared the way for Colorado cities to
ban marijuana dispensaries if they wish, some are already moving to ban
pot shops.

One of the biggest battles is brewing in Colorado Springs, where city
officials were expected Friday to sign off on a petition drive seeking
to shutter more than 100 dispensaries located there.

And a ban is already headed to ballots in Aurora, Colorado's
third-largest city. Aurora has had a moratorium banning dispensaries so
far, but the vote could make the ban permanent.

Gov. Bill Ritter approved a law Monday to allow cities to ban
dispensaries. Marijuana advocates say city bans will face lawsuits.

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