(Joe Amon, Denver Post file)

Colorado Springs recreational pot ballot question likely to be postponed

A recreational marijuana ballot question likely won’t go before Colorado Springs voters until April.

The Colorado Springs City Council is expected on Tuesday to postpone a proposed ballot question asking voters if they want the city to regulate marijuana sales as it does alcohol.

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President Keith King said putting a recreational marijuana question on the November ballot would cost too much. The election is run by El Paso County, and cities pay if they place questions on the ballot. The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder estimates the cost to be between $450,000 and $750,000, depending on the number of ballots needed and the number of other cities participating in the election. That money helps cover the cost of El Paso County putting on the election, a county spokesman said.

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