Posted: Mar 5, 2010 6:19 PM by James Jarman
Updated: Mar 5, 2010 6:19 PM
UPDATE: Colorado Springs Code Enforcement Officers say it's unclear if marjuana dispensaries are illegal, so despite complaints there's not much they can do at this point.
They are waiting for state or local lawmakers to create laws regulating the dispensaries.
2 dispensaries have received the 54 of 55 complaints filed with the city. Those 2 dispensaires are near 2 neighborhoods that have homeowner's associations, and it appears most of the complaints are coming from members of those associations.
Some express fear of property values dropping, others say they believe the dispensaries are illegal, and others say they just don't want the dispensaries in their neighborhoods.
Complaints against marijuana dispensaries in Colorado Springs are slow to come in, except for 2 businesses.
The city's received 30 complaints, including one from District Attorney Dan May, against Pure Medical in the Rockrimmon area.
Another dispensary near Brookwood & Academy has the second most complaints with 24.
A third dispensary on Galley has one complaint filed against it.
Authorities say most of the complaints are from people who just don't want a dispensary in their neighborhood. Others are more specific, pointing out possible zoning violations.
Officers have stopped by the dispensaries people have filed complaints against, but have not moved to take any action against them at this point.
News First is talking with authorities about the trouble they're having with enforcement and will have more here later and of course on News First 5 tonight at 10pm.