Marijuana election round-up: More losses than wins for MMJ in Colorado
While the big weed setback last week might have been the defeat of California's Proposition 19, marijuana didn't fare too well in Colorado, either. As per the state's new medical marijuana laws, local officials are now allowed to ask voters whether or not their communities should allow dispensaries and affiliated businesses to operate. Last Tuesday, such votes went forward in fifteen counties and 28 cities and towns statewide -- and when the dust settled, MMJ had taken a beating.
While major communities like El Paso County and Pueblo embraced medical marijuana businesses, many more locales decided to ban MMJ businesses outright. To see the final score, check out our breakdown below:
Counties voting to ban MMJ:
Broomfield, Conejos, Custer, Douglas, Mesa, Moffat, Montrose, Otero and Washington
Counties voting to allow MMJ:
Alamosa, Costilla, El Paso, Eagle, Garfield and Park
Cities voting to ban MMJ:
Aurora, Federal Heights, Jamestown, Broomfield, Antonito, Sugar City, Paonia, Lone Tree, Castle Pines North, Elizabeth, Fountain, Granby, Hot Sulphur Springs, Town of Lake City, Loveland, Windsor, De Beque, Dinosaur, Olathe, Hillrose, La Junta, Ouray, Akron, Otis
Cities voting to allow MMJ:
Minturn, Ramah, Fraser, Pueblo
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