Jul 27, 2010 12:10 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Aurora will vote on pot dispensary ban

The Aurora City Council wants its residents to decide whether they want to prevent medical marijuana dispensaries from ever coming to the city.

The Council approved a proposal Monday to put the question of marijuana dispensaries on the November ballot. Aurora does not yet have any dispensaries.

The ballot question would ban dispensaries in the city, as well as any products made from marijuana. New state regulations on medical marijuana that went into effect this summer allows municipalities to ban dispensaries.


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Falcon school fights to save student's life

FALCON- Aden Knar, a third grade student at Falcon Virtual Academy, is in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant. His school, Falcon Virtual Academy, will host a bone marrow donor drive tomorrow to help find a match Aden. Knar, 10, was diagnosed at age 4 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and entered remission in 2008. In November 2013, the Knar family learned that the leukemia had returned, and is now isolated in his bone marrow. In an outreach of support, Falcon Virtual Academy hosted a bone marrow donor drive in January, and will be hosting another tomorrow from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 6113 Constitution Ave., directly west of Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. "We wanted to reach out to the family again," said Jodi Fletcher, assistant principal. Fletcher explained that more than 250 people participated in the January drive, and she hopes to have similar numbers April 19. The money from a bake sale at the drive, and a portion of the proceeds raised from a spring formal...

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