As the Gazette's Monica Mendoza
reported yesterday, the town of Palmer Lake
followed the likes of almost every single municipality in El Paso County
, the other day, and opted out of allowing
We alluded to the possibility in our recent story
about Absolute Manitou Wellness Center
, now confirmed to be the only location that will be allowed to sell recreational marijuana for some time. That assumes that the city of Manitou Springs
does the expected and allows for the shops; its City Council will hold a vote-free work session on the matter at 7 p.m. this Tuesday, Aug. 13, and we'll be live-tweeting the meeting. (Follow along at @brycecrawford
Still, Mendoza said that the Lake's vote was no sure thing, writing that it "was met with a mix of applause and loud boos. Residents seemed evenly divided on the issue. Of the 31 speakers, 15 favored regulating the sale of marijuana the way that alcohol is regulated while 16 residents said they didn't want anything to do with recreational pot sales."
The decision leaves in place Palmer Lake Wellness Center
and Mile High Holistics
as the only medical-marijuana centers in the northern area.