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A Resolution Opposing Amendment 64

RESOLUTION NO. ________ - 12

  

A RESOLUTION OPPOSING AMENDMENT 64

LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA FOR RECREATIONAL USE

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS:

WHEREAS, Amendment 64 would make Colorado the first state in the United States to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes; and

WHEREAS, Amendment 64 would allow anyone twenty-one years or older to possess and consume up to one ounce of marijuana; and

WHEREAS, Amendment 64 would permit opening marijuana retail stores, growing facilities, manufacturing facilities and testing facilities in our community; and

WHEREAS, Amendment 64 conflicts with federal law and jeopardizes federally funded projects because drug-free workplace requirements may not be met; and

WHEREAS, passage of Amendment 64 would result in an increased use of marijuana, harming our children and the educational environment in Colorado; and

WHEREAS, passage of Amendment 64 would harm Colorado’s image as a healthy place to live, work and raise a family; and

WHEREAS, passage of Amendment 64 would undermine workplace safety programs, expose workers to an increased risk of injury and increase liability to employers; and

WHEREAS, passage of Amendment 64 would put Coloradans in danger of increased impaired driving; and

WHEREAS, Amendment 64 dictates tight timelines for burdensome compliance by the Colorado Department of Revenue and local governments; and

WHEREAS, Amendment 64 is a constitutional amendment and the state legislature is limited in implementing regulations; and

WHEREAS, by approving this resolution, the Colorado Springs joins many regional and statewide leaders and organizations in opposing the legalization of marijuana for recreational use.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS:

           

            Section 1.      That the City Council opposes Amendment 64 and the legalization of marijuana for recreational use and supports the “No on 64” campaign to defeat this harmful measure on the November 2012 ballot.

            Section 2.      The City Council authorizes distribution of this resolution in accordance with the City Code and the Fair Campaign Practices Act.

 

            DATED at Colorado Springs, Colorado, this ______ day of _______________ 2012.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                    _____________________________________

 Scott Hente, Council President

 

 

ATTEST:

                                                                                              

Sarah B. Johnson, City Clerk