Medical marijuana: Possible dispensary-ban vote needed, says El Paso County commissioner

Earlier this week, we told you about a lawsuit against Westminster's medical-marijuana dispensary ban, which attorney Sean McAllister hopes will serve as a test case to challenge all such prohibitions in Colorado. But the prospect of litigation isn't stopping municipalities from considering imposing such limits. Yesterday, El Paso County spent the lion's share of the day weighing a ballot measure about a ban -- and commissioner Wayne Williams sees such a vote as essential.
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