Douglas County Mulls Banning Growing & Selling Pot

Originally posted on CBS Denver:

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4) – Amendment 64 may never take effect in Douglas County.

While voters across the state approved making marijuana legal earlier this month, county commissioners are pushing a local ban on growing and selling pot.

There is a loophole in the amendment that allows certain towns and counties to opt out of major elements of the law as long as it’s done within a month of Election Day.

Douglas County voters have never supported the legalization of marijuana, so county commissioners worked to opt out as soon as they could.

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“We’ve had four elections, and four elections have clearly stated that our citizens didn’t want to have any issues dealing with marijuana, period, passed in Douglas County,” County Commissioner Jack Hilbert said.

It would still be legal to own an ounce or less of marijuana, but growing and selling it won’t be…

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