Posted: Dec 15, 2009 3:31 AM by John Romero
Updated: Dec 15, 2009 3:31 AM
It's a battle seemingly being fought all over the state. What to do with businesses that want to sell medical marijuana to card carrying patents?
In the Pueblo City Council's case that answer seems to be to wait it out for now. "If the state is going to change the regulations and the laws, there's no sense in creating the regulations when they may be totally moot." says City Council President Vera Ortegon.
On Monday, the council voted to hear a motion that would extend a temporary moratorium on the issue. If fully passed, that moratorium will be extended until June. That's when the state legislature is expected to make their rulings on the issue of medical marijuana businesses. "What we want to make sure of is that they're done and they're done correctly. There's no sense in doing it in 90 days when they're just going to have to be revisited again." explains Ortegon.
With the 1st presentation of this moratorium passed, it sets the table for a public comment session that's sure to have plenty of Pueblo residents ready to voice their opinion. That public comment will take place at the next council meeting, which is slated for 2 weeks from today on December 28th.