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Marijuana: Commercial pot shops prohibited in Douglas County as others consider bans

Here's the ordinance.
Douglas County

And here's a presentation on past votes in Douglas County related to marijuana.
Marijuana Presentation

More from our Marijuana archive: "Amendment 64: Will pot discourage companies abroad from expanding to Colorado?"

Follow Sam Levin on Twitter at @SamTLevin. E-mail the author at Sam.Levin@Westword.com.


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malcolmkyle16
malcolmkyle16

During alcohol prohibition in the 1920s, all profits went to enrich thugs and criminals, young men died every day on inner-city streets while battling over turf, a fortune was wasted on enforcement, and billions in taxes were lost, finally, the economy collapsed —does that sound somewhat familiar?

The only people that believe prohibition is working are the ones making a corrupt living by enforcing laws in it's name, and those amassing huge fortunes on the black market profits. Literally not one prohibitionist argument survives scrutiny. Not a single one! —and certainly not those promoted by drunken farm animals!

Stephen At Half Aspen
Stephen At Half Aspen

Those in opposition to legalized marijuana have every right to speak out as do we. Why criticize them?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 *** Broomfield Council Eyes Ban on Marijuana Businesses ***

12/05/2012 06:09:23 AM MST

Broomfield City Council will consider banning marijuana-related businesses through 2014, then allow residents to vote on the issue.

During a study session Tuesday, council members said they likely will vote to ban marijuana businesses in light of A64's passage.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 *** El Paso County set to BAN Commercial Recreational Marijuana under A64! ***

Colorado Springs --

On Tuesday, El Paso County commissioners were scheduled to hold a first reading of Ordinance 13-01, which would ban the sale and cultivation of recreational marijuana in unincorporated areas.

If commissioners go ahead with a ban in response to the passage of Amendment 64, they wouldn't be the first; Douglas County commissioners looked poised to earn that distinction as they entered a meeting Tuesday.


Get REGULATED, suckers!

malcolmkyle16
malcolmkyle16

Poor Donkey; how will he cope with all this? 

Legally regulated (manufacture, distribution and consumption) of marijuana is coming to the following states in 2013:

CALIFORNIA

“These laws just don't make sense anymore. It’s shocking, from my perspective, the number of people that we all know who are recreational marijuana users… these are incredibly upstanding citizens: Leaders in our community, and exceptional people.”
—Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (preparing the way for Governor Jerry Brown to initiate proceedings to legalize and regulate marijuana through the state legislature)

MAINE

Maine's legislature is moving on a legalization-and-regulation bill that could bring the state $8 million a year in new revenue.

''The people are far ahead of the politicians on this. Just in the past few weeks we've seen the culture shift dramatically.''
—Rep. Diane Russell of Portland, District 120 (Occupation: Public Relations Consultant)

NEVADA

"Thinking we're not going to have it is unrealistic. It's just a question of how and when"
—Assemblyman Richard (Tick) Segerblom of Las Vegas, elected to the Nevada State Senate in 2012

OREGON

"We have decades of evidence that says prohibition does not work and it's counterproductive. it's a matter of dollars and common sense. There's a source of revenue that's reasonable that is rational that is the right policy choice for our state. We are going to get there on legalization."
—Peter Buckley, co-chair of the Oregon state legislature's budget committee.

RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island is also expected to legally regulate marijuana through the state legislature instead of a popular referendum.

''Our prohibition has failed, Legalizing and taxing it, just as we did to alcohol, is the way to do it.''
—Rep. Edith Ajello, chairs the House Committee on Judiciary and is a member of the House Oversight Committee.

VERMONT

In November 2012, the state's Democratic governor, Peter Shumlin, cruised to re-election while strongly backing marijuana decriminalization. And the city of Burlington passed a resolution in November 2012 calling for an end to prohibition – with 70 percent support.

ALASKA

Most Alaskans already have a clear view of things from their own back garden. Personal use and possession of Marijuana in Alaskan homes has been effectively legal since 1975.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Is Douglas county in Colorado ? Or has it become a 'territory' ?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 **** Colorado Springs High School Student Arrested for Distributing Pot Brownie ****

 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Another student was in the hospital Thursday after ingesting a pot brownie. Only this time, authorities say the girl knew exactly what she was eating.

Even though he didn't deceive his fellow classmate, a 14-year-old Air Academy High School student met the same end as a pair of CU Boulder students did for feeding marijuana-laced baked goods to an unassuming class almost a week ago.

He was arrested on felony charges for the distribution of marijuana.

According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, the boy gave the marijuana brownie to the girl, also 14, who ended up sickened and hospitalized. While she may not have known what she was in for, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Jeff Kramer said the girl was not unaware of the substance she was about to ingest.

The boy also gave a pot brownie to another high school girl who did not proceed to eat it, according to the Gazette.

REGULATION WORKS! ... FELONY regulation as maintained by A64 works best !!


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 *** 10-Year-Old Girl Arrested for Marijuana! ***

The 10-year-old girl, a student at Evans Elementary School in El Paso County was taken out of the school in handcuffs under a zero tolerance policy employed by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, KKTV Colorado Springs reported.

The girl said she got the marijuana from a relative who possesses a medical marijuana card, the station reported.

Colorado also has laws that determine a 10-year-old can be “mentally culpable” of a crime.

"When you look at it legally from the legal standpoint, once the child hits the age of 10, then in the state of Colorado they have reached the age of mental culpability or committing a crime and being charged with a crime," said Jeff Kramer of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office

http://www.ibtimes.com/10-year-old-girl-marijuana-arrest-colorado-student-handcuffed-due-zero-tolerance-909278

REGULATION WORKS !!

Who said "medical" marijuana isn't being diverted to children ??


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 "individuals 21 and over can now legally smoke in private, give pot to other adults ..."

BULLSHIT!

A64 specifically EXCLUDES ALL ADULTS under 21 years old from ANY LEGAL ACCESS to any recreational marijuana -- not even a single gram. Maintaining all CRIMINAL penalties.

A64 specifically maintains CRIMINAL penalties for anyone who gives or distributes marijuana to any ADULT under 21 years old.



Jim B Bochenek
Jim B Bochenek

To all the debby downers. Smoke your cigs and drink your scotch. Leave us cannabis lovers alone!

Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien

Douglas County and their governmental agencies all go way too far. It is not a friendly county to live in!

Chris Estus
Chris Estus

This is what you get for passing an amendment that didn't have any rules or regs. You think this is bad wait until the democratic controlled congress get done making the rules. Get ready to apply for your pot purchase license.

timothy_carrier
timothy_carrier

I could care less if they ban it in Douglas County as long as DC doesn't get any of the tax revenue.

Andrew Lovato
Andrew Lovato

julie most likely grew up and around the old farts who run the county commision. we have no problem taking their tax revenue.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@malcolmkyle16 

Hippie Marijuana Growers = thugs and criminals in the absurd world of malcolm kyle

A64 = a continuation of Criminal Prohibition for 99.9%% of all existing Marijuana Crimes in Colorado.


CoreyDonahue
CoreyDonahue

@Stephen At Half Aspen The prohibition of cannabis and the war on drugs has greatly contributed to an America where as a black man or women you are 4 times more likely to be in prision then if you were a black man or woman at the height of Aparthid South Africa. Aphartide was a Crime Against Humanity, what is 4 times a Crime Against Humanity?  That is why I criticize them, because I don´t see it as them being opposed to legalized marijuana I see them supporting something that is 4 times worse then a Human Rights Violation. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@malcolmkyle16 

Big Government Regulation = Prohibition, Restriction and Control WITH Taxes added for extra fun.

Bück Dich!, sucker!

gustavo.picciuto
gustavo.picciuto

@DonkeyHotay GOOD! Marijuana is for ADULTS!! Kids should enjoy their youth sober and not stoned you idiot. I'm happy that kid got a felony charge; I wouldn't want that brat to give marijuana to my 8 year old daughter, I'll smoke it with her when she's old enough for sure but until then I'm perfectly fine with zero tolerance. This is something you won't understand until your a parent yourself Donkey. Kids need all the help they can get to not try the stuff before their time. 

gustavo.picciuto
gustavo.picciuto

@DonkeyHotay Right so it's not bullshit because only people over 21 can posses and grow.... You seem to be off your game today Donkey what's wrong? 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@timothy_carrier What tax revenues?

Marijuana tax revenues are a joke -- amounting to less than 1/2 of 1% of total sales tax collected even is such pro-pot areas as Boulder County ... at the peak of the dispensary rush when there were over 100 dispensaries operating.

ONE HALF of ONE PERCENT!

Pathetic.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@gustavo.picciuto "I'm happy that kid got a felony charge."

Spoken like a true prohibitionist law-enforcement scumbag.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@gustavo.picciuto

Adults are age 18 and up, you stump-stupid stammering stoner.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@gustavo.picciuto "making yourself look like more of the looser [sic]"

Says the pig-ignorant shitsucker who supports charging children with FELONIES for marijuana brownies.


gustavo.picciuto
gustavo.picciuto

@DonkeyHotay @gustavo.picciuto LMFAO I seem to have gotten to you hu Donkey boy. I have to say I'm glad. Words from a simple little boy like you don't hurt anyone and you're only just making yourself look like more of the looser you are insulting people behind your computer but we all know you don't have the BALLS to say any of what you say here to anyone's face you coward.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@gustavo.picciuto ... says the lowlife scumbag who is happy when children get FELONY charges for marijuana.

Fuck you, fuck what you stand for, and fuck your mother for bringing a worthless piece of shit like you into this world.

Capisce, stronzo?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@gustavo.picciuto "That's never going to happen, she's not an idiot"

She's got a pig-ignorant pro-law enforcement prohibitionist fascist hypocrite for a father ... how smart could she be?

gustavo.picciuto
gustavo.picciuto

@DonkeyHotay That's never going to happen, she's not an idiot like a lot of kids nowadays and she has parents that care for her and raise her right and if she makes the mistake then she'll be responsible for it and I'll make sure of that. Being responsible goes both ways, even if it happens to my own daughter. She should know better. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@gustavo.picciuto "I'm happy that kid got a felony charge." [ for a marijuana brownie ]

Won't it be hilarious when YOUR daughter gets a Felony for marijuana, eh fascist?

gustavo.picciuto
gustavo.picciuto

@DonkeyHotay If he wants to eat that brownie let him eat it at his house, why the hell he has to bring that shit to school and get other kids in trouble?? Some lessons are tougher than others to learn. I bet he won't be bringing anything else to school I tell you what. Yeah, I'm happy, and if he would have given that to my little girl I would've made sure he get's charged. Only snot nosed kids like you Donkey think the way you do. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@gustavo.picciuto "I'm happy that kid got a felony charge." 

[for a marijuana brownie]

gustavo.picciuto
gustavo.picciuto

@DonkeyHotay @gustavo.picciuto I hope one day you don't have to deal with your child having an overdose because some brat from school thought it would be cool to bring it to school one day. Grow up child. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@gustavo.picciuto "I'm happy that kid got a felony charge." 

Says the prohibitionist law-enforcement prison industrial complex supporting scumbag.

gustavo.picciuto
gustavo.picciuto

@DonkeyHotay @gustavo.picciuto You have no idea what your talking about. Maybe some day when you mature and fool some poor woman into having kids will you then you'll understand what I'm talking about. I am 100% in favor of legalization FOR ADULTS, unlike you I do NOT condone underage use of drugs or alcohol, kids should be kids and should live their lives free of vices and drugs. 

gustavo.picciuto
gustavo.picciuto

@DonkeyHotay @gustavo.picciuto My spelling can be helped but you my friend are helpless no matter how much money you have or will ever get to have. You can insult people all you want but we all know the sad attention fiend person you really are, you don't get any in the real world so you have to troll comment boards to get some. Pathetic. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@gustavo.picciuto "Your [sic] right"

Spend some of that $$ on remedial English classes, you stammering ignoramus.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@gustavo.picciuto You ain't got a million dollars, you gutless fuck-knuckle.

And with a hypocritical fascist prohibitionist daddy like you, your daughter will be sucking cock for rock on Colfax before she's 21 ...

hth.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@gustavo.picciuto = ignorant fuckwit

The LEGAL age of ADULTHOOD in Colorado is 18.

Grow a brain you pig-ignorant imbecile.


gustavo.picciuto
gustavo.picciuto

@DonkeyHotay There is no set definition for "ADULTS". If you look up the word in a dictionary you'll see that it doesn't specify age but rather an age of maturity. For alcohol "adults" is 21 and over for tobacco "adults" is 18 and over. Instead of using insults to try and convince yourself that your not a looser hiding behind your computer you should try and educate yourself Donkey, your not fooling anyone but yourself. 

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