2020 Special Election
Lakewood will hold a special election Tuesday, Nov. 3, on a citizen-initiated ordinance regarding retail marijuana stores and cultivation facilities and making corresponding amendments to certain sections of the Lakewood Municipal Code, Chapter 5.51 concerning medical marijuana businesses.
Ballot Question 2B:
Shall the City of Lakewood adopt an ordinance adopting regulations governing the operation of retail marijuana stores and retail marijuana cultivation facilities in the City of Lakewood and making corresponding amendments to certain sections of Lakewood Municipal Code, Chapter 5.51 concerning medical marijuana businesses?
Read the entire text of the citizen-initiated ordinance(PDF, 182KB)
The City of Lakewood has adopted regulations governing the operation of medical marijuana centers and medical marijuana cultivation operations within the City, but does not allow any retail marijuana businesses. The intent of this ordinance is to adopt regulations governing the operation of retail marijuana stores and retail marijuana cultivation facilities, consistent with the provisions of the Colorado Marijuana Code (Article 10 of Title 44 of the Colorado Revised Statutes) and the implementing regulations issued by the Colorado Department of Revenue, as amended from time to time. The ordinance would allow only the owners of those medical marijuana businesses that were licensed and operating in good standing in Lakewood as of April 1, 2020 to apply for a license to operate a retail marijuana store or retail marijuana cultivation facility. The ordinance would also make corresponding amendments to certain sections of Lakewood Municipal Code, Chapter 5.51 concerning size, location and relocation limitations, and hours of operation of medical marijuana businesses.
2020 Special Election Calendar(PDF, 123KB)
Submitted Committee Reports
The following information was provided on the registration forms submitted to the city.
Committee Name: No On 2B
Purpose: To defeat the Lakewood City ballot question "2B" which would allow retail (recreational) marijuana sales
Name: James Otton
Website: none provided
Committee Name: Vote Yes for a Stronger Lakewood
Purpose: In support of ballot initiative
Name: Lynea Hansen
Website: none provided