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 likelihood, the Vail town council will pass this ban on August 4th.
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.
Don’t stress. Even if you’re in Vail, you can simply drive about 13 minutes in Eagle and buy marijuana at a store.
Vail is the only big ski town in Colorado to have banned marijuana sales.