LOVELAND — While several Colorado cities and towns have already banned or restricted medical-marijuana businesses, others will ask voters in November if they want pot dispensaries in their communities.
It's the type of do-or-die situation Tom Wilczynski has craved.
"Up until now, we've kept a low profile," said Wilczynski, the 47-year-old co-owner of Cannabis Care & Wellness Center. "But now we have an opportunity to show the community we are a legitimate business that truly helps people."
Wilczynski and the owners of 12 other dispensaries in Loveland have until Nov. 2 to persuade voters not to shut them down.
At least three other municipalities in Colorado have placed the same question on their November ballot, including Granby, where voters will face two medical-marijuana decisions on the same ballot.
They'll be asked to decide "no" or "yes" on dispensaries. If they vote "yes," then they will be asked if a 5 percent sales tax should be imposed on pot sales.