Public critiques Durango’s proposed pot regulations

Public critiques Durango’s proposed pot regulations

Chase Gobel examines maps showing buffer zones for retail marijuana establishments in Durango. The maps were displayed outside City Council Chambers Tuesday evening as councilors took public comment on retail marijuana regulations.
Public comment was heard on marijuana regulations Tuesday by the Durango City Council.
“One place we all spoke was on Amendment 64. The ordinance that is being proposed here seems to want to correct a mistake that those voters made. That is a de facto ban on retail marijuana in the city of Durango. I mean, there’s no other way to look at it,” said Tim Wheeler, owner of the Durango Coffee Co.
“Nobody asked me about how I felt about whether or not we should have retail marijuana establishments any place near downtown or any place near the Central Business District, and I think that we have very little room, based on the map, for any recreational sales facilities,” said Ann Perkins Parrott.
“We all think downtown will live forever, but will it? Why not help it with a harmless, legal product that will bring more people downtown,” said John Mahoney.

Public critiques Durango’s proposed pot regulations

Chase Gobel examines maps showing buffer zones for retail marijuana establishments in Durango. The maps were displayed outside City Council Chambers Tuesday evening as councilors took public comment on retail marijuana regulations.
Public comment was heard on marijuana regulations Tuesday by the Durango City Council.
“One place we all spoke was on Amendment 64. The ordinance that is being proposed here seems to want to correct a mistake that those voters made. That is a de facto ban on retail marijuana in the city of Durango. I mean, there’s no other way to look at it,” said Tim Wheeler, owner of the Durango Coffee Co.
“Nobody asked me about how I felt about whether or not we should have retail marijuana establishments any place near downtown or any place near the Central Business District, and I think that we have very little room, based on the map, for any recreational sales facilities,” said Ann Perkins Parrott.
“We all think downtown will live forever, but will it? Why not help it with a harmless, legal product that will bring more people downtown,” said John Mahoney.
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