- June 30, 2020
City Council member Jill Gaebler advocates lifting the city-wide ban on recreational marijuana in Colorado Springs, claiming it could help the local economy recover from the negative impact COVID-19 has had.
Colorado Springs medical marijuana employees are expected to speak with Gaebler Tuesday.
Neal Rappaport said recreational cannabis could cover 88% of the city’s $20 million budget cut; estimates were comprised of demographic data, state data, city budgets, and tax reports. Rappaport says it won’t cover everything but could put a huge dent in making up those cuts.
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers has said in the past he would not support a recreational marijuana initiative. He claims that recreational cannabis could jeopardize U.S. Space Command from being located in Colorado Springs permanently.
We’ll have the full story tonight on KRDO NewsChannel 13.
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