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Recreational marijuana ballot proposal unlikely in Colorado Springs this year

By Conrad Swanson

It’s increasingly unlikely that a recreational marijuana referendum will appear on Colorado Springs’ November ballot.

Advocates for legalizing recreational marijuana sales in Colorado Springs strongly lobbied for a ballot question in last November’s election instead of a controversial set of stormwater fees that voters ultimately passed. Having missed that opportunity, representatives of one group, Citizens for Safer Neighborhoods, said last year they planned to petition onto the 2018 ballot.

On Thursday, spokeswoman Jane Ard-Smith said the group had not started collecting signatures for this year’s ballot.

Rich Kwesell, who owns several Strawberry Fields marijuana stores with his brother – said he and others have been meeting with “elected officials, community and business leaders and citizens of Colorado Springs” in recent months, but don’t have a ballot measure in the works.

Read more at The Colorado Springs Gazette

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