Just one week after a measure failed that would have temporarily banned private marijuana clubs within Windsor’s commercial property, the town board vowed to bring the issue back for another vote — this time one that is all but certain to ban pot clubs for good.
During the end of its Monday work session, the board briefly discussed what happened at its Feb. 11 meeting, which saw tempers flare and an emergency moratorium fail by one vote. The decision sent shockwaves across the community and left several board members stunned.
The new ordinance’s specific language is not yet known, but town attorney Ian McCargar said it would likely be similar to the previous ordinance. Board members on Monday night called for an outright ban on private cannabis clubs in commercial property where people would gather to consume marijuana, much like clubs popping up across Denver.
This time, though, it will go through a standard two-reading process and only require four supporting votes. The more standard approach appeared to sit well with Jeremy Rose and Robert Bishop-Cotner, who opposed the previous emergency measure and questioned what the true emergency was.
The first discussion is expected during its regularly scheduled meeting Monday.
“Let’s let what has flowed under the bridge be down river and let’s move forward,” said Mayor John Vazquez, promising the decision will only be made when the full board is present. “I want to be accommodating. I want to make sure everybody has an opportunity to express their thoughts and opinions on this. That was the intent initially, and I got sideways. I’d like to have a redo on the issue and have constructive conversation.”
PDC believes the company’s response struck the appropriate balance between safety and urgency.
In a released statement