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(Colorado Springs Gazette)   Manitou Springs, CO, is debating on whether to allow recreational marijuana sales. If you've never been there, try to imagine people in San Francisco debating whether they should allow gay bars   (gazette.com) divider line 8
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2014-01-21 07:37:37 PM  
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Because People in power are Stupid: timujin: Dinki: Wow that editorial was chock full of stupid. So a couple of stores selling pot will " have the devastating effect of running some good businesses from town or causing others to avoid the community when looking for relocation options." but a dozen bars selling alcohol don't?

The idiocy of the article was redeemed by the nearly unanimous smack down be the commenters.

and somehow it's that people are getting their weed in stores that's the big boogie man.  Tourists still come to town when you have to by your green on the corner like in any other good American city, but god forbid you have a door and a counter, maybe some chairs, that's the end of things...

Oh yeah? I bet you've never seen anyone die of a marijuana overdose...


Nope, but damn, I've seen some people try
2014-01-21 06:14:35 PM  
2 votes:

alice_600: Still not legal on a federal level guys.


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2014-01-21 05:20:37 PM  
2 votes:

timujin: Dinki: Wow that editorial was chock full of stupid. So a couple of stores selling pot will " have the devastating effect of running some good businesses from town or causing others to avoid the community when looking for relocation options." but a dozen bars selling alcohol don't?

The idiocy of the article was redeemed by the nearly unanimous smack down be the commenters.

and somehow it's that people are getting their weed in stores that's the big boogie man.  Tourists still come to town when you have to by your green on the corner like in any other good American city, but god forbid you have a door and a counter, maybe some chairs, that's the end of things...


Oh yeah? I bet you've never seen anyone die of a marijuana overdose...
2014-01-21 06:47:19 PM  
1 votes:

lostindenver: Manitou is awesome. id go more often if it didnt mean going through the springs. :(


At least we're not Pueblo.
2014-01-21 06:34:09 PM  
1 votes:
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2014-01-21 06:06:37 PM  
1 votes:
So, according to the editorial that pops up next, it ISN'T OK to take property rights to prevent fracking, but it is OK to prevent pot sales.

I'm pretty certain you won't get a lot of tourists to see your oil fields and extraction plays.
2014-01-21 06:02:25 PM  
1 votes:
For those not in the know, Manitou Springs is the hippie Siamese twin of Colorado Springs (very Christian fundie and/or heartless libertarian).

When pot is oked in Manitou (not "if") then lots of people in CS will go there to buy it, thus negating CS's ban on recreational pot stores.

http://csbj.com/2014/01/16/manitou-set-to-own-pot-market/
Under state law, Manitou's two existing licensed dispensaries are grandfathered in for retail. According to Snyder, they'll have a nine-month window before other licenses can be granted. Manitou might realize a substantial tax windfall from the new businesses. The city already collects a 3.9 percent sales tax, and will receive another 5 percent directly from marijuana purveyors, in addition to a 1.5 percent rebate of state taxes.
The first retail shops may be open as soon as mid-April, Snyder said, depending upon the regulatory process.


CS, while right wing, will hate to see its citizens' monies going to Manitou, and valuing greed more than morality will probably follow suit in allowing recreational stores rather than lose out on money.
2014-01-21 05:28:32 PM  
1 votes:

Maud Dib: opiumpoopy:

Hitler and Stalin both used chairs. As did Pol Pot.

Every Farker knows the evil that lies hiding in a chair.


Especially slatted chairs. Let us never forget.
 
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