Marijuana

Reader: We Need a Limit on Bars and Liquor Stores

Westword contributor Matthew Van Deventer recently wrote about the prospect of Denver placing a limit on the number of marijuana business and grows in the city.

Most of the readers who responded suggested that the market, not the government, should dictate how many shops and grows Denver can support.

We also heard from someone who thinks that the proliferation of alcohol-related operations is a greater menace.

Here's what he had to say.

Lee Hippie writes:
We already have thousands of bar's and liquor stores in this state not to mention what hundreds of brewers. Yet having a marijuana business is bad. How about banning so many liquor stores and bars? Do we really need one on like every corner like we already do?

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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.
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