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January 28, 2013
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Windsor Town Board puts brakes on pot club ban — for now

— What was expected to be a clear-cut vote on a marijuana club temporary will be put off for at least two more weeks in Windsor.

The Windsor Town Board pulled the item from Monday’s meeting agenda before it could even be discussed. Board member Robert Bishop-Cotner made the motion to table the ordinance, urging instead that the vote on the temporary ban be made with a full, seven-person board rather than the five who were present Monday.

“We need to table this,” he said simply. He was joined by Mayor Pro-Tem Kristie Melendez and Ivan Adams.

Mayor John Vazquez and Myles Baker were absent Monday.

Though the board won’t formally decide this part of pot’s fate until at least Feb. 11 — the next regular meeting date — no other enterprises will be allowed to set up because a Colorado marijuana licensing structure is still in the development stage. The state is expected to begin issuing retail pot shop licenses by Oct. 1, which is also when communities must decide to what extent the industry will — or will not — be permitted.

Any town ordinances could only apply to the retail sales and distribution. The voter-approved amendment to the Colorado’s constitution decriminalized the recreational use and growth of limited amounts of marijuana for adults older than 21 years old.


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