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County moratorium on retail pot sales

Staff Writer

Moratoriums on retail marijuana operations are now in place for all of Archuleta County, with the institution of a moratorium for the unincorporated parts of Archuleta County by the Board of County Commissioners Tuesday.

Unlike the Town of Pagosa Springs, though, the BoCC has indicated a willingness to move forward with allowing retail marijuana establishments and put the moratorium in place to allow the county to prepare for licensing and taxation of businesses.

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This story was posted on September 19, 2013.
  • walmarthater

    once again aragon & mitchem get what THEY WANT and ignore the will of the voters!!! This just goes to prove they do not care about Pagosa and it’s tax revenue unless it’s going to put money in their pockets. They are a joke and need to go away ASAP!

  • Revenuelover

    Amazing that the city leaders who are supposed to represent the wants and needs of the voters completely dismiss that the majority of voters in the county voted FOR legal retail of marijuana. Tax revenue would sky rocket! What a bounch of idiots. Thanks for letting us know that Aragon’s reign of power will finally be put to an end at the next election.

  • Craig

    The County is making a big mistake. Maybe it’s time to vote the County Commissioners out on the next election.

  • littledrummerboy

    anyone notice how there is a complete silence in the pagosa sun’s forums of voices supporting the boneheaded position taken by our foolish leaders? i wonder if our officials even read these comments or care at all about the opinions of their constituents. this forum in no way represents a scientific poll, however it does indicate that the public is none too pleased that the will of the voters is being blatantly denied. future votes are being decided on this negligence; i can assure you that mine are. and if our leaders were intelligent enough to comprehend that more people in colorado voted for pot than did for obama in 2012, they might want to re-consider their positions. if they think they can just sweep this under the rug, they must be smoking something of extraordinary potency.

  • Brighid McCarthy

    In the state of Washington, the attorney general’s office is anticipating pursuing legal action against towns that prohibit (i.e. moratorium) retail marijuana shops from opening. Ironic, but in essence they are upholding the state law that was passed last year (by voters) that will allow for the growth, distribution and retail sale of marijuana.
    Perhaps some of you vocal Pagosa citizens might form a group to explore the possibility of bringing legal action against the town AND county governments in Archuleta County. Who knows, maybe so attorney may take it up pro-bono.

  • voter

    when is the next election to vote these incompetent ego driven people out? can we hold a special election?