Monday, August 23, 2010

Council ban referral on life-support

Posted By on Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 4:20 PM

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City Councilor Darryl Glenn's recent push to add a medical marijuana center ban took a potentially fatal blow in Monday's informal Council session, when he was only able to garner three other votes in favor of ballot referral.

A surprising ally was Councilor Jan Martin, who had previously voted with the majority in favor of MMCs, as had Vice Mayor Larry Small, who was also in favor of referral. Councilor Randy Purvis rounded out the total.

But Councilor Scott Hente, who had previously aligned with Glenn in voting against MMJ licensure, disagreed with him here. Though he didn't speak on the subject, Hente may have been moved by the lack of public support for anti-MMJ group Let Us Vote COS.

The question moves to Tuesday for the official Council meeting, where official discussion and voting will occur. Though possible, it's highly unlikely that Councilors would change today's positions.

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