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Dispensary Ban Effort Under Way In Fort Collins

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A petition to ban marijuana dispensaries in Fort Collins has the backing of the county sheriff and as former mayor.

Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith is helping lead a petition drive to ask voters in November whether to ban dispensaries in this college town. The Coloradoan newspaper reports that organizers need signatures from 4,214 registered voters.

The effort also has the backing of former Mayor Ray Martinez.

Fort Collins has 23 licensed medical marijuana businesses. Several of Fort Collins’ neighbors, including Greeley and Loveland, have banned medical marijuana shops.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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