Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Correction: New marijuana law delayed in lieu of mayor's approval

Posted By on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 4:58 PM

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Tomorrow you're going to read in our marijuana column CannaBiz that today (Tuesday), Colorado Springs City Council was expected to have the first reading of a marijuana amendment. That measure would amend city code to officially criminalize possession of marijuana by someone under 21, or in amounts above an ounce, as spelled out in Amendment 64. They were also set to make consuming or displaying marijuana in public, or in a vehicle on public property, similarly, and officially, illegal.

Unfortunately for us, the proposed change was delayed in today's meeting after our issue had gone to print, so the information will be incorrect. We're sorry.

Staff recommended Council vote to delay considering the issue until the body's first meeting in March, which it did unanimously. "And if I could provide some clarification as to why we pulled the item: We did not have time to vet our proposal with the mayor prior to presenting," said one city employee. "So we need to circle back and make sure that he's in agreement with the staff's recommendation and presentation to Council."

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