Earlier this week, SnowBrains reported on Vail, CO putting a vote to permanently banning marijuana retailers in the town of Vail. On Tuesday night the Vail town council voted 6-1 in favor of banning marijuana sales in Vail giving “first reading approval” to the ban. This vote was the first step in making Vail’s 2014 temporary ban on marijuana stores in Vail permanent. Final approval voting will take place on August 4th, 2015. Future town councils can reverse this ban at any time. It won’t exactly be a permanent ban but more of a “banned for now” situation. In all likelyhood, the Vail town council will pass this ban on August 4th.
Recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado. However, the town of Vail has put a temporary ban on marijuana sales in 2014. Vail is now trying to make that temporary ban permanent. On Tuesday night, the Vail Town Council will consider the first reading of a permanent ban on marijuana sales in Vail. That ban could be potentially overturned by the same town council in the future. Colorado passed Amendment 64 and legalized recreational marijuana in 2012. This amendment gives towns and counties the ability to ban retail marijuana operations if desired. Very few towns and counties have chosen to do so.