Steamboat Springs Council OKs Marijuana Referendum

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Steamboat Springs city council has approved a proposal to let voters decide in November whether to allow medical marijuana businesses to continue to operate in the city.

If approved by voters, the measure would ban the operation of medical marijuana dispensaries, grow operations and infused product makers.

According to Steamboat Today, the city council dismissed two other possible ballot questions at a meeting Tuesday. One would have imposed an additional 5 percent sales tax on medical marijuana sales. The second would have imposed the tax and dedicated the revenue to youth education and programs.

Proponents said the two proposals would mitigate the impacts of medical marijuana on the community.

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

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