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Lamar voters approved recreational cannabis sales. But a judge said no.

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A district court judge has thrown out a voter-backed measure legalizing recreational marijuana sales in Lamar, ruling that the city erred in adding two cannabis-related measures to the November ballot. 

Prowers County District Court Judge Mike Davidson last week invalidated the results of the marijuana ballot initiatives because the city did not receive enough signatures to meet the city charter’s threshold to get them legally placed on the 2021 ballot. One of the measures legalized cannabis sales while the other allowed the small town in southeastern Colorado to tax it. 

The ruling was a victory for Lamar resident Wanda Rohlman, who sued the city in January saying she had been “harmed by the failure of city officials” when they failed to follow the rules set by the city’s…

Olivia Prentzel

2022-04-01 04:45:00

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