Contrary to reprinted reports of it being the first, the town of Superior, in Boulder County, became the second city in Colorado to ban medical marijuana centers on Monday night; Vail passed a town ban on June 1.
Mayor Andrew Muckle said Superior, which doesn’t have any dispensaries currently in operation, could always revisit the issue later if it’s apparent that residents want them.
“If we permit something, it’s very difficult to go back,” he said.
Medical marijuana advocates reacted immediately to Superior’s decision.
“It’s my impression that the leaders of Superior are passing poor public policy,” said Brian Vicente, executive director of Sensible Colorado. “I think it’s going to hurt the sickest members of their community.”
Municipality bans on MMCs are expected to draw multiple lawsuits from MMJ-friendly litigators, though none have been filed as of yet.