Medical Marijuana Business Ban Set To Pass
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Medical Marijuana Business Ban Set To Pass
Posted by CN Staff on November 02, 2011 at 05:17:56 PT
By Kevin Duggan 
Source: Coloradoan
Colorado -- Fort Collins voters have decided to snuff out medical marijuana businesses in the city based on unofficial results from Tuesday’s election.A proposal to ban marijuana dispensaries, grow operations and manufacturers of marijuana-infused products was ahead 53 percent to 47 percent when county officials shut down vote counting Tuesday evening out of concerns about the weather and the safety of election judges. Counting is expected to continue this morning.
Supporters of the ban declared victory when initial results showed yes votes on Question 300 ahead by more than 2,300 votes.Gathered at Sonny Lubick Steakhouse to celebrate, supporters credited community members for passing petitions that placed the measure on the city ballot and then turning out at the polls to support it.“It looks very solid for a victory tonight and this is a solid victory for the citizens of Fort Collins,” City Council member Wade Troxell told cheering supporters.If the election result holds up, it will send a message to the City Council — which approved regulations that allowed medical marijuana businesses in the city — that Fort Collins is a family oriented town that does not want to be known as “a city of potheads,” said Ray Martinez, a former mayor.Opponents to the ban glumly followed the election results at their campaign headquarters on Linden Street.While holding out hope that later results may be more favorable to their cause, opponents admitted the election did not appear to be going their way.The ban would force the city’s 20 licensed medical marijuana businesses to shut down within 90 days of the election results being certified. Snipped   Complete Article: Coloradoan (CO)Author: Kevin Duggan Published: November 2, 2011Copyright: 2011 The Fort Collins ColoradoanWebsite: Medical Marijuana Archives
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Comment #12 posted by afterburner on November 03, 2011 at 09:32:14 PT
Latest Results
Fort Collins medical marijuana supporters might seek another election.
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Comment #11 posted by CropReport on November 03, 2011 at 06:59:59 PT
FC Municipal Maps
The city publishes online a public-facing map app that allows you to display liquor licenses in FC. There are 300+ don't live there and it's not up to me to decide what is acceptable in that community, but Fort Collins has a booze problem and they mean to keep it that way.
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Comment #10 posted by The GCW on November 02, 2011 at 21:05:48 PT
Pertaining to comment #1,
I don't know how many liquor licenses are in Fort Collins,"With over 300 liquor licensees in FOCO"but Fort Collins also has 2 large breweries -Busch and New Belgium, and perhaps some micro-breweries.
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Comment #9 posted by FoM on November 02, 2011 at 20:05:21 PT
3 Towns Reject Bans on Marijuana Businesses
November 2, 2011Voters in three Colorado cities have voted to allow medical marijuana businesses to operate in town, while those in three other cities have decided against it.The Colorado Municipal League says that according to results Tuesday, Brush and Yampa voters have joined Fort Collins in choosing to prohibit dispensaries and marijuana-infused manufacturers in their cities. But Oak Creek, Palisade and Steamboat Springs voters turned aside measures that would have banned them.Meanwhile residents in Breckenridge, Commerce City, Frisco and Palisade voted to support higher taxes on medical marijuana products. Voters in Brush rejected it.Copyright: 2011 Associated Press
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Comment #8 posted by dongenero on November 02, 2011 at 11:52:32 PT
Fort Collins
Fort Collins can do without business revenue and jobs of 20 businesses. Times are good.........?A round of drinks for everyone! uh, Who's buying?
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Comment #7 posted by josephlacerenza on November 02, 2011 at 11:01:09 PT
Access to Doctors Willing to..
Access to a doctor has become difficult here in Montana. Dispensaries facilitated appointments with no need for compensation, just pay the doctor. The dispensary was a meeting place, if you will. There are dispensaries still operating here willing to facilitate access to a doctor for a recommendation to use cannabis.
 I know none of us want to discuss $$$, but in the end, it is about ACCESS. And, SAFE medicine. This means having a place where the cannabis is accessible to those who need it. If this is a dispensary or a "farmers market" it does not matter! What matters is access, do not let big pharma take this GREAT medicine away! 
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Comment #6 posted by museman on November 02, 2011 at 09:57:53 PT
where are the people
in this 'due process' of 'law'?Did they even get a say in the original drunken congress choice? Of course not, because the ruling uber-rich had their hands on the wheels from the beginning. The ruling factions -a handful of families who change their names every few generations so people who are looking won't notice.Where are the people? Slaving away chasing that elusive carrot on the stick that was offered as 'equal opportunity' by the corporate lords that were once just kings and princes. Where are the people?Some are waking up, claiming to be the '99%' because they can see the difference between those rich people living in fancy over-sized houses (for prestige, not comfort) and burning oil like there's no tomorrow. The difference is like night and day. I'm amazed at the gullibility and culpability of the slaves who continue to serve these masters as if it were a great thing to do, while the rest suffer continuously throughout the world. I think that culpability requires the same scrutiny as the uber-rich. I mean they get their slaves to do all the dirty work for them, take the fall, and make it look like they never got their hands dirty -that's their definition of 'innocence' -never getting your hands dirty.Oh! But look! There's a bunch of hippies, hooligans, and 'other' pot-smoking 'no-accounts' calling themselves 'people' and waving a bunch of signs down on wall street (and a couple other places) -wonder what that's all about. (sarcasm for whomever chooses to be thick)What? No beer and wine and stuff? They choose to smoke herb? OMG!! They're gonna figure it out! Stop 'em quick!!Sorry all you republicrats, lawyers, judges, cops and other criminals, your time is up. We are taking our country back..WITH OR WITHOUT YOU!LEGALIZE FREEDOM (it was originally free -you got a problem with that?)
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Comment #5 posted by afterburner on November 02, 2011 at 09:57:16 PT
Seabiscuit - the little horse who could
Based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand, this true story tells of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of the nation as well.That's the spirit we need more of in the USA, not distilled spirits! The 1%-ers fought against Seabiscuit too, but he, his team & the down-and-outers refused to give up
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Comment #4 posted by museman on November 02, 2011 at 09:25:10 PT
equal with sloshheads..
Nah.The advantage here, is that alcohol kills brain cells, and the herb doesn't. Those who still have some can see this. The question is; are there more sloshheads than potheads?Politicians antics and doublespeak kinda illustrate this -give evidence to many years of sloshing around in 'beer summits' and the like. And the total lack of any higher brain function left in many cops after a few years of hangin' with their 'brothers' in various wife-beating, drunken modes is a sure indicator.But lets equate the incredible edible herb with this toxic throwback from the stone age, ok?I don't think so.LEGALIZE FREEDOM 
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Comment #3 posted by Sam Adams on November 02, 2011 at 08:17:50 PT
the point
What's his point? Scapegoating. Most politicians are crooks, taking bribes, sending contracts to their friends for kickbacks, etc.They don't want people spending too much time thinking about this, so they need scapegoats - "bad guys" - so they can point the finger at them and distract the populace.And of course the political class are merely servants of the elite .5% ultra-wealthy folks that rule us and control the economy. Economy is not going well, again we can't have the attention of the unwashed masses focused on the banking cartel, military industry, prisons, etc. And the religious right has of course "primed the pump" for scapegoating & bigotry with their mind-controlling BS, fed to the less-intelligent half of the population for centuries
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Comment #2 posted by runruff on November 02, 2011 at 07:38:39 PT
Sloshheads vs. potheads
If I see 10 potheads coming down the street I could not tell if they were stoned or not. If I see 10 slosheads coming down the street, they will be tripping over each other arguing, fighting, loud, what have you. So what is his point?
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Comment #1 posted by CropReport on November 02, 2011 at 05:45:49 PT
Booze not Buds
"Fort Collins is a family oriented town that does not want to be known as “a city of potheads,”With over 300 liquor licensees in FOCO their reputation as a town of drunkards is safely intact. -Crop
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