Marijuana

Marijuana: Could Los Angeles-style dispensary closures happen in Denver?

Yesterday, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to ban medical marijuana dispensaries -- a decision that's expected to shutter more than 700 businesses.

Could something like that happen in Denver? Attorney and longtime marijuana advocate Brian Vicente doubts it, but he doesn't reject the possibility.

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
Contact: Michael Roberts