Colorado Marijuana News: Dacono’s medical marijuana dispensaries must leave city by year’s end

Dacono’s medical marijuana dispensaries must leave city by year’s end

Council upholds Dec. 31 deadline, 4-3
UPDATED:   11/26/2012 11:00:15 PM MST

By Scott RochatLongmont Times-Call

Dacono Mayor Pro-tem Joe Baker on Monday voted to enforce the Dec. 31 deadline for medical marijuana dispensaries to leave the city. (File photo)
 

DACONO — An attempt to keep Dacono’s medical marijuana dispensaries open past Dec. 31 died Monday in a 4-3 vote by the City Council.

The measure sought to ease Dacono’s dispensary ban by letting Mary Jane’s Medicinal, Dacono Meds and The Green Door stay open until a citywide vote either supported the ban or shot it down. Had it passed, a formal ordinance would have been brought to the council for approval Dec. 10.

Dacono banned the businesses in June, giving all three until the end of the year to leave town. A petition circulated by the dispensaries may have enough signatures to bring the ban to a special election, but not before spring. City Clerk Valerie Taylor has until Monday to validate the signatures.

John Clancy, a lawyer for Mary Jane’s, asked the council in a letter to either rescind its ban or extend the move-out date. Given the recent support in Colorado for legalizing marijuana, Clancy wrote, it seemed likely that Dacono voters would reverse the ban, making it necessary to re-open three months after closing.

“We believe that banning the sale of MMJ and future retail sales of recreational marijuana will increase the amount of home growing throughout the city,” Clancy wrote.

Mayor Charles Sigman cast a rare tie-breaking vote as the council deadlocked, with members Steve Bruno, Kevin Plain and new member Gen Schneider voting for the extension while members Joe Baker, Peggy Randolph and Mike Ayres opposed it.

“We didn’t do like every other community, giving them 90 days or ‘next day, you’re done,'” Sigman said. “We gave them to the end of the year. … The purpose was to give them an opportunity to relocate, to find another revenue source.”

Bruno, who has wanted a public vote since the ban was proposed, said that to not hold off until after an election was effectively “carpet-bombing” the dispensaries.

“It doesn’t matter if they have six months or 90 days,” Bruno said. “If you take away their income for four months, they’re going to die. If (voters) support them, they’re voting in a dead man. It doesn’t feel right.”

If the petition is validated and the signatures are not challenged, a special election could be scheduled between Feb. 11 and May 13.

Scott Rochat can be reachedat 303-684-5220 orsrochat@times-call.com.

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