Boulder officials: Ban non-medical pot shops ahead of legalization via Amendment 64

How can this be?  When 66.1 percent of Boulder voters favored the amendment, compared to 54.8 percent statewide, City Council, City Attorney Tom Carr and Senior Assistant City Attorney Kathy Haddock recommend the city not allow recreational marijuana retail stores in the city for at least the next two years.

“It seems to me unwise to resist the end of marijuana prohibition,” said Boulder attorney Jeff Gard. “The better thing would be to regulate it responsibly.”

Josh Kappel, associate director of Sensible Colorado, which backed Amendment 64, said the only other local government that has taken steps to ban recreational marijuana stores is Douglas County, where 54.5 percent of voters opposed it.

Local bans on stores won’t affect people’s right to possess up to an ounce of marijuana under Amendment 64.

Contact Camera Staff Writer Erica Meltzer at 303-473-1355  or meltzere@dailycamera.com.

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