A consortium of cannabis clubs in Colorado Springs have joined forces to try to get City Council's ban on their businesses reversed or put directly to voters.
The newly-formed People's Social Alliance, or PSA, submitted paperwork to the City Clerk's office this week to draft a petition requiring 14,679 signatures in order to get City Council's March 22 ban on the clubs reversed. If Council fails to reverse its decision, the ban would be put to voters in a special election.
MyClub420 owner Anthony Robinson, who heads PSA, says getting the required number of signatures shouldn't be a problem. "I don't want to sound cocky, but I'm very confident. We have a lot of volunteers, way more than I anticipated," Robinson said.
PSA includes MyClub420, The Dab Lounge, One Love Club, Canna Canyon, The Lazy Lion, Springs Dreams, The Pothole, and Studio A64. "We are running the campaign for the petition to reverse the ordinances that the city has put in place against our clubs," Robinson said. Once printed, the committee would have roughly three weeks to collect the necessary number of valid signatures and turn them in to the city clerk. The clerk would then have 30 days to verify the signatures. Once verified, a special election would be scheduled within 60 days. A special election could be avoided, Robinson says, if City Council repeals the ban. "We have tried very hard to communicate with them and they are not listening," Robinson said, "so this is the next avenue."