Colorado

Nov 3, 2009 9:58 AM by Associated Press

Pueblo approves freeze on medical pot dispensaries

The Pueblo City Council has approved a 90-day moratorium on licensing medical marijuana dispensaries while city officials determine how to regulate them. Council members heard from the public on the measure before voting on it Monday night.

Other municipalities across Colorado have implemented freezes on having dispensaries while they decide on rules. Last week, the town of Silverthorne decided to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate as long as they're not near schools, residential neighborhoods and public places.

Colorado voters approved the limited use of marijuana for medical reasons in 2000, but local governments can set regulations for dispensaries.

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