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City Council to take up medical marijuana’s future in town

City attorney has drafted potential ballot questions for November vote

Proposed medical marijuana ballot questions

■ A. Shall the city of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, ban the cultivation, manufacture and sale of medical marijuana, including the operations of medical marijuana centers, optional premises cultivation operations, and the manufacture of medical marijuana-infused products, unless such person does so as a patient or primary caregiver as authorized by Art. XVIII, Sec. 14 of the Colorado Constitution and pursuant to regulations enacted by the city; further authorizing the city to codify this ban in the municipal code?

Yes or No.

■ B. Shall the city of Steamboat Springs’ taxes be increased by $ _ annually (first full fiscal year increase), and by whatever amounts are raised annually thereafter, through the adoption of an ordinance imposing a medical marijuana tax at the rate of 5.0% on the price paid or charged for medical marijuana and medical marijuana paraphernalia, all such taxes to be in addition to any sales tax then currently assessed by the city; and shall all revenues derived from such medical marijuana tax be collected and spent as a voter approved revenue change and an exception to the limits which would otherwise apply pursuant to Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution or any other law, and allowing such revenue to be expended as the city council shall determine?

Yes or No.

■ C. Shall the city of Steamboat Springs’ taxes be increased by $ _ annually (first full fiscal year increase), and by whatever amounts are raised annually thereafter, through the adoption of an ordinance imposing a medical marijuana tax at the rate of 5.0% on the price paid or charged for medical marijuana and medical marijuana paraphernalia, all such taxes to be in addition to any sales tax then currently assessed by the city; and shall all revenues derived from such medical marijuana tax be collected and spent as a voter approved revenue change and an exception to the limits which would otherwise apply pursuant to Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution or any other law, and dedicating the expenditure of all such sales tax to educating minors about the effects of marijuana and to mitigating the impacts of the sale of medical marijuana in the community?

Yes or No.