Colorado State Policy Alert

Sent: October 20, 2010
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Topic: Ballot Initiatives

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Colo: Your guide to local ballot measures!

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With all the attention paid to California these days, we want to make sure you are aware that many citizens in Colorado will also be voting on marijuana-related issues on November 2. Forty-one local jurisdictions will ask their residents whether or not medical marijuana dispensaries should be allowed within their cities or counties. In addition, a handful of localities will ask their residents to allow a tax to be placed on medical marijuana products.

It is vital that all residents of Colorado read their ballot measures carefully and understand what they are voting for. The Marijuana Policy Project supports measures to allow/permit dispensaries and opposes measures that seek to prohibit dispensaries. Dispensaries allow for safe and reliable access to vital medicine needed by many of your fellow residents. Please review the list of jurisdictions below to see if you will be voting on a medical marijuana-related question come November 2.

The following jurisdictions will ask their citizens if medical marijuana dispensaries should be ALLOWEDThe Marijuana Policy Project urges our supporters to vote “Yes” on dispensary measures in the following jurisdictions.

Antonito DeBeque Dinosaur Hot Sulphur Springs
Lake City Loveland Ouray Paonia (two questions)
Ramah Conejos Cty. Eagle Cty.  

The following jurisdictions will ask their citizens if medical marijuana dispensaries should be PROHIBITEDThe Marijuana Policy Project urges our supporters to vote “No” on dispensary measures in the following jurisdictions.

Akron Aurora Broomfield Castle Pines North
Elizabeth Federal Heights Fountain Fraser
Granby Hillrose Jamestown LaJunta
Lone Tree Minturn Olathe Otis
Sugar City Windsor Alamosa Cty. Custer Cty.
Douglas Cty. El Paso Cty. Garfield Cty. (three questions) Grand Cty.
Mesa Cty. Moffat Cty. Montrose Cty. Otero Cty.
Park Cty. Washington Cty.    


In addition to local questions allowing or prohibiting dispensaries, a number of local jurisdictions will be asking their residents if medical marijuana products, paraphernalia, and medical marijuana-infused products should be taxed. The proposed tax rates range from 2% to 5%. The Marijuana Policy Project neither supports nor opposes these tax measures.

The following jurisdictions will ask their voters to allow a tax on the medical marijuana industry of between 2% and 5%The Marijuana Policy Project remains neutral on these measures.

Paonia Fraser Granby Hot Sulphur Springs
Park Cty. Pueblo    

Finally, we'd like to encourage everyone to read your ballot carefully. Make sure you know what you are voting for before you vote. If you have any questions on ballot measures, don’t be afraid to ask an election official. An informed vote is the best vote.

Thank you so much for supporting medical marijuana in your community.