Marijuana: Nederland's town rules would allow on-site pot consumption designed for tourists

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Higher than most towns.
If state lawmakers don't iron out rules for this state's recreational marijuana industry by the close of the legislative session tonight, the good folks of Nederland just might do it for themselves.

Back in February, activists with the Amendment 64 Shadow Task Force told the Nederland Board of Trustees they wanted to submit language that would create a regulated recreational cannabis and hemp industry at the local level.

As we've reported, members of the A64 Shadow Task Force didn't want to wait around for state officials to come up with enabling legislation for this state's pot industry. So they came up with their own proposal, which they said reflected the original goals of the measure's proponents: "The intent of Amendment 64 was to enable adults 21 and over and licensed marijuana establishments who comply with the provisions of section 16 or article 18 of the Colorado Constitution to legally obtain, purchase, possess, cultivate, grow, use, distribute, sell and display marijuana like alcohol without fear of criminal prosecution under Colorado law."

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Mayor Joe Gierlach.
By March, Mayor Joe Gierlach had formed a non-shadow task force to examine how the town could take a local approach to implementing Amendment 64. That group is now wrapping up discussions. Peter Fiori, liaison to the Nederland Sustainability Board and a member of the mayor's task force, says he plans to put a final proposal before the group this week. From there, it will go to the Board of Trustees -- and Shadow Task Force member Rico Colibri predicts it will be approved in the next few weeks.

According to the draft language, the ordinance would allow the town of Nederland to license marijuana retail stores. But unlike the measures currently proposed on the state level, this local ordinance would allow on-site consumption at cannabis clubs that could be open from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.

And in Nederland, marijuana could be sold in two ways: one for off-site consumption in sealed containers, and the other for on-site consumption. Out-of-state tourists would only be allowed to purchase one gram at a time, and only for on-site consumption. "By allowing only on-premise sales in a bar-like atmosphere, tourists can enjoy Colorado's marijuana industry but are consuming the marijuana onsite and have little to nothing to leave with," notes on a previous draft of proposed ordinance read.

The town would also license a minimum of seven retail marijuana stores in Nederland, or one store for every 150 residents -- whichever is greater. Stores would have to be 100 feet from schools -- far less restrictive than the 1,000-foot rule imposed everywhere else. But backers say the town is too small for the 1,000-feet requirement: "State regulations should take this into account unless the State wishes to encourage black-market sales in small rural communities," they maintain.

The Mayor's Task Force on Marijuana will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 -- just as the state legislature is finishing up its business -- at the Nederland Community Center, 750 Highway 72.

More from our Marijuana archive: "Marijuana taxes over 30 percent to start and other highlights from (almost) final pot bills" and "THC driving limit's passage means pot critic William Breathes may never drive legally again."

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BuddJones
BuddJones

People who plan to sell legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado will be spared the hassle and expense of having to grow it themselves, thanks to the suggestion of an ad hoc committee of state lawmakers hammering together a workable bill for regulating legal pot.

Lawmakers have less than a month to introduce and vote on a wide-ranging bill that addresses everything from labeling standards for marijuana-infused products to tax rates.

They’ve relied heavily on the recommendations of a special task force that has been studying marijuana’s myriad issues since shortly after voters legalized the drug in November.


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/09/colorados-recreational-marijuana-industry-starting-to-take-shape/#ixzz2SACMWIJn

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

This absurdity is "tourist friendly" like the DEA is 420 friendly.



Courtney Donaldson
Courtney Donaldson

If the state violates Federal laws, why can't local municipalities violate theirs? All's fair in love and war!!!!

Tony Seiler
Tony Seiler

It would be the next Nimbin, Australia

David Kotzebue
David Kotzebue

Seems like they have the right, esp. if the state does nothing.

Stan Thepieman
Stan Thepieman

Nederland has never been in the same state as the rest of Colorado.

BuddJones
BuddJones

420 Senior Care

A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity.
"I reckon" he said, with a twinkle in his eye, "it because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried".
Cannabis has been found to help many patients suffering from conditions that afflict older patients, including arthritis, chronic pain, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, and spasticity associated with such diseases as Parkinson's.

Mitch Siff
Mitch Siff

That cool little town just got a lot cooler. They were the first to legalize pot YEARS ago.

Che Harness
Che Harness

of course not. If the state wants marijuana laws and regulation that is fair, the people will have to write their own laws to go on the ballot for a public vote. All elected officials will do is continue to treat users as criminals and undesirable.

recreational
recreational

This is a poorly researched article. As a nederlander involved in the process, I can assure  the readers of the Westword, this article is inaccurate. There is a story here, but this isn't it.

BuddJones
BuddJones

@DonkeyHotay 

VIP Vixens

From Democratic Fund Raisers to Republican Presidential bashes you will always find a couple of society stars out back smoking Pre Rolled Joints or sucking on a custom made pink glass pipe full of Cherry Bomb Hash. You will not find any small buds from a Shake Salad in their purses but you will find about fifty Deca Dose Cheeba Chew wrappers on the back seat of their Mercedes.

2013 will be an excellent year for Colorado Cougars as the Denver Dispensary Price Wars send more Bad Boys home earlier than usual on week nights. Why? Because restricted hours means fewer patients that result in fewer ounces being sold since the MMJ centers are now closing at 7pm. Westword, Craigslist, Weed maps, and even the Denver Post watch as already thin advertising budgets evaporate faster than Ear Wax on an open butane torch flame. Chicks at the bars go home, coffee shops close down, and every one mellows out with a little late night Agent Orange.

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

@Courtney Donaldson Well, since the Feds violate the constitution, all bets are off.

BuddJones
BuddJones

@CannabidiolatorIn an unconventional cooking demonstration that you won't find on the Food Network, Chef Magic and his crew of assistants teach you how to make a variety of beverages and baked goods with a special ingredient: marijuana. With a focus on the medicinal uses of the marijuana plant for treating conditions such as cancer and AIDS, Chef Magic demonstrates how to prepare cookies, cakes and muffins, as well as how to brew teas with healing powers.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Mitch Siff = complete nonsense

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Che Harness ... A64 treats ALL users as CRIMINALS and Undesirables if they are under 21 years old.

A64 treats ALL users as CRIMINALS and Undesirables if they possess more than 1 (one) pathetic ounce.

A64 treats ALL users as CRIMINALS and Undesirables if they grow more than 3 (three) flowering plants.

A64 treats ALL users as CRIMINALS and Undesirables if they privately sell ANY amount of their precious pot to another consenting adult.

The PEOPLE have SPOKEN! -- Obey the Will of the Voters!


stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay  <=== Treatment has FAILED. Try suicide instead.

BuddJones
BuddJones

@DonkeyHotay@Cannabidiolator
Nationally recognized marijuana-policy experts Steve Fox, Paul Armentano, and Mason Tvert compare and contrast the relative harms and legal status of the two most popular recreational substances in the world--marijuana and alcohol. Through an objective examination of the two drugs and the laws and social practices that steer people toward alcohol, the authors pose a simple yet rarely considered question: Why do we punish adults who make the rational, safer choice to use marijuana instead of alcohol?

BuddJones
BuddJones

@DonkeyHotayMarijuana is the flowering part of the Indian hempplant Cannabis sativa, a weed-like species that grows wild and is also cultivated in many tropical and temperate parts of the world. Cannabis means “hemp” in Latin and is derived from the Greek word kannabis. Marijuana probably comes from the Mexican Spanish marijuana/marihuana (Mary’s leaf or plant) or from Maria and Juan (Mary and John). Among its many names, marijuana is commonly known as weed, ganja, mary jane, and pot.For thousands of years, cannabis has enjoyed historical significance as a recreational drug, a useful fiber, an oil, an edible seed, and a medicine.

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay  

HipTip: Your hysterical distortions and lies =/= facts.

hth you fucking moron.

BuddJones
BuddJones

@DonkeyHotayGerminating

I use a couple paper towels and a glass. Some people use a plate but I don't. Basically I get my paper towels moist with tap water and throw all my seeds in the towel and wrap them up and place them in the glass in a dark space. You want the towels good and moist but not too wet cause I have rotted seeds from over watering my glass. As long as there is less than a 1/2 ounce of water in the bottom of the glass then you should be ok. Some people freeze their seeds over night before they germinate but I also don't practice this and have very good results doing it my way. Usually after 3 days my seeds crack and are beginning to show a root. Once the majority of the seeds have roots then you are done with this step. Time to find something to grow them in.

KathleenChippi
KathleenChippi topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay@recreationalThe language that is quoted is from the peoples initiative that was submitted in Ned on Jan 23rd, 2013 and written by CARE and not the Town of Ned, the Ned Mayor or the Ned task force.  

It is the language the town government delayed (contrary to state statute) so it missed the April 2 ballot.  Ned should have been up and running stores before 4-20.   Thanks to the Mayor and the incompetent or intentionally incompetent  town clerk (who is now gone)--Ned delayed title for 2 months and has lost a full month in sales.  Apparently the town has no problem not enforcing state pot laws under Ballot 1 in Ned since 2010 and no problem breaking state statute on the initiative process. 

The Ned Mayor also seems to think a peoples initiative is a backdoor, underhanded way to pass laws and "not the way Ned passes laws".  LOL.  It's not the way the town Gov. passes law but it IS the means in which the people pass laws.  

http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_22603037/advocates-push-nederland-enable-pot-sales-but-mayor

The Ned task force, led by Mr Fiori, has since backed most of the rules/regulation in the language in the initiative.  The meeting on the 8th was cancelled but the next meeting the task force is scheduled to review the initiative.  Mr. Fiori has stated the initiative was well written and well contemplated.

Also--the final language does not require in or out of stater's to consume on premise.  They can but they can also leave with what was not consumed. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 "If at first you don't succeed...."

... make excuses, blame others, then go get high.

                     -- the Stoner's Credo


stuka1
stuka1


@orson Self-destruction...? Wow, you are a fucking idiot.

orson
orson

@DonkeyHotay

Not funny DH.  Sounds like you are as hard on yourself as you are on others.  Remember... "Nothing can bring you peace but yourself." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

In order to be at peace with these new laws and stoners, I had to accept what I could not change...the laws and stoners.  It is what it is.  Stuka1 is the epitome of self-destruction so of course his mind would jump straight to suicide.  Next time you think those negative thoughts, take a moment and ponder....what would self-destructing stupid stoner stuka1 do? WWSDSSSD?  ...then do the fucking opposite.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@KathleenChippi @DonkeyHotay @stuka1 

I believe Stan determined that he didn't have enough evidence to make a criminal case beyond a reasonable doubt ...

It's incontrovertibly obvious from the blatant lies told by Vicente and Tvert that the scampaign was designed to mislead the voters.


KathleenChippi
KathleenChippi topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @stuka1 I tried, which was more than anyone else did.  Stan Garnett reviewed my complaint for over a month and then said they didn't mislead voters.....

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1

stuka1 "Only in your most pathetic fantasies, faggot."

.

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay

Stuka's mom didn't have any children that lived.


Can your retorts get any more pathetic?

stuka1
stuka1

@KathleenChippi <=== still too fucking stupid to figure out and admit her contribution to the Police State's war on the People.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 ... too bad you didn't Bitch-Slap the lying liars Brian Vicente and Mason Tvert over THAT PIECE OF SHIT A64, eh?


stuka1
stuka1

@KathleenChippi

"Also--the final language does not require in or out of stater's to consume on premise.  They can but they can also leave with what was not consumed." 

ONLY BECAUSE I BITCH-SLAPPED YOU AND RICO COLIBRI FOR THREE DAYS UNTIL YOU DROPPED THAT PIECE OF SHIT LUNACY.

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