Colorado county’s vote to maintain recreational marijuana industry stalls anti-MJ efforts
By Bart Schaneman
This week’s defeat by voters of a proposed ban on recreational marijuana businesses in Pueblo County, Colorado, forestalled a possible domino effect that could have unleashed major fallout for the state’s cannabis industry.
The lopsided vote also represents a strong show of support for recreational cannabis businesses four years after Colorado legalized adult-use marijauna, indicating that many residents feel the benefits of the industry outweigh any negatives.
Pueblo’s cannabis industry, located in southern Colorado, has created more than 1,300 jobs and is an important generator of millions of tax dollars for the local