UPDATE: Colorado Springs City Council Passes Cannabis Club Ban

Colorado Springs City Council voted 6 to 3 to ban cannabis clubs within the city and decided existing clubs must close down within eight years.

Tuesday’s vote was the first vote and a second vote will finalize the decision in two weeks.

During the meeting Tuesday, supporters and opponents of the clubs spoke for more than three hours trying to sway council’s decision.

Cannabis clubs operate in a gray area of the law. Customers pay a membership fee and the clubs give the customers marijuana. In January, federal agents raided the Lazy Lion cannabis club. Owner Andrew Poarch addressed council and asked them to not ban these clubs.

– Read the entire article at KRDO News.