Opponents of a ban on medical marijuana businesses in Fort Collins narrowed the gap but couldn't overcome the lead supporters had in Tuesday's election.
Final unofficial re-sults released Wednes-day afternoon by the Larimer County Clerk's Office showed Question 300 - which would ban medical marijuana dispensaries, grow operations and manufacturers of marijuana-infused products from the city - passing with 52 percent of the vote to 48 percent.
The difference in the final tally was 1,490 votes. Initial results released Tuesday night had the measure passing by 2,348 votes.
Supporters of the ban were "thrilled" with the final results, said Bob Powell, chairman of the Concerned Fort Collins Citizens, which placed the measure on the ballot.
But opponents of the ban said they are not giving up the fight to have marijuana dispensaries in Fort Collins and may try to bring the issue back to voters in 2012.
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Thursday, November 03, 2011