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Fort Collins Marijuana Dispensary Ban Repeal Question (November 2012)

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A Fort Collins Marijuana Dispensary Ban Repeal Question was on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the city of Fort Collins, which is in Larimer County.

This measure seeks to repeal the Marijuana dispensary ban which was approved on November 1, 2011. Supporters of dispensaries in the city collected over 4,212 signatures, the required amount to place a measure on the city ballot. The city clerk verified the signatures on Tuesday, June 26. If approved, dispensaries would be allowed in the city again but not within 1,000 feet of schools or playgrounds and 500 feet from churches, child-care centers or recreational sites. There would also be a limit of 1 dispensary per 500 registered users in the city. This ordinance is a Proposed Citizen-Initiated Ordinance.[1][2]

Election results

Fort Collins Question 301
Approveda Yes 43,200 55.67%

Election results from Larimer County Current Election Results Summary

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

An ordinance repealing certain provisions of the City Code that presently prohibit the operation of medical marijuana businesses in the City and replacing those provisions with rules and regulations governing the licensing, number, location and operation of such businesses.



Additional reading


  1. The Coloradoan, "Medical marijuana on the ballot again in Fort Collins," June 26, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Larimer County Elections, Sample Ballot
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.