Posted: Sep 30, 2010 6:09 PM by Dr. Anya Winslow
Supporters of the medical marijuana industry met in downtown Colorado Springs on Thursday to kick off their "No on 1A" campaign.
The opposition group calls itself Citizens for Safer Communities. They hope to encourage voters to vote against County Question 1A, which will appear on November's ballot.
If 1A passes, medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated parts of the county would be banned.
The measure on the ballot does not have any impact on current medical marijuana centers; however, the fear is that if the measure passes, "The Colorado Springs City Council could then ban the centers and businesses on their own if they chose to do so after the election," says campaign manager Michael Elliott.
Another group in the Springs believes in allowing citizens to re-evaluate the presence of dispensaries in the Springs. "Let the voters decide if this is how they saw things going when they voted in medical marijuana," says co-founder of Let Us Vote Colorado Springs Ann DeVere.
Forty dispensaries in El Paso County would be affected if 1A passes.
Remember that Monday, October 4th is the last day to register to vote for the November 2nd election.