(Craig F. Walker, Denver Post file)

Petition against Golden’s ban on recreational pot falls short

The Golden residents who filed for a petition to repeal Golden’s ban on retail marijuana sales did not collect enough signatures.

‘If we had a little more time, we could have done it,” said Barbara Harvey, the resident who, along with her son, filed for the petition June 19.

The petition needed 1,415 signatures from Golden residents by Monday, July 7, to challenge the ordinances passed by city council June 5 that banned recreational marijuana sales. The repeal would have gone to city council, which would have had either to agree to the petition’s request or put the question to voters in November.

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Harvey said she and a group of fellow residents collected around 400 signatures in the first week, but there was not enough time to make it to 1,415.

Harvey said she plans to pursue the issue again closer to city council elections. The next Golden City Council election will be in 2015 for the mayoral seat and two district seats.

Josie Klemaier: 303-954-2465, jklemaier@denverpost.com

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