Cannabis flower is on display at Denver Relief on April 25, 2016. The pot shop purports to be the oldest marijuana dispensary in Denver, opening their doors in 2009. (Vince Chandler, The Denver Post)

Colorado town that rejected recreational pot sales by four votes reconsiders

Two years after a ballot proposal failed by an ultra-slim margin, Palisade trustees want to have the marijuana sales question up for a vote this November

PALISADE — Palisade town trustees are considering presenting residents with an initiative on recreational marijuana, two years after a ballot proposal on the question failed by four votes.

The Daily Sentinel reports that at a meeting Tuesday, all seven trustees said they wanted to see draft language for a November ballot measure. A public-led initiative is in the works, but trustees would rather have their own to ensure the question is worded in a way that will be easiest to handle for the western Colorado town of 2,600 people.

Trustee Susan L’Hommedieu noted that in 2014, a number of ballots were missing the retail marijuana question. Voters passed a companion question that set up a taxing structure for retail marijuana that year, even though the sales question failed.