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Poll: Should Washington County Allow Marijuana Cultivators And/Or Dispensaries Within Its Borders?


Informational meeting to be held on Oct. 30 about marijuana in Washington County.

As of January 1, a new law goes into effect allowing the recreational use of marijuana for individuals over 21 years old. This law allows counties and municipalities to create ordinances either allowing or prohibiting cultivators and/or dispensaries within its borders. The meeting is an opportunity for the citizens to voice their opinions before a recommendation is brought before the full board later this year.

An informational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the gym of the Community Center on Oct. 30 to discuss what action the county board should take on this issue.

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  1. Dennis Trask on October 30, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Costs for retail marijuana are higher than the revenue, $10 of cost for every $1 of revenue according to SMART Approaches to Marijuana. Youth use increases, car crashes and hospital admissions increase. Marijuana is much more addictive now than in the past as the makers increase the THC content to ensure that users cannot stop using so they can make more money. Many tobacco companies are taking over the Marijuana business because they know how to make money from an addictive product. Most California and Colorado municipalities prohibit marijuana because of reasons like these. The sources for this information are the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

  2. Andrew Berry on October 18, 2019 at 8:40 am

    The tax revenue that could be generated by participating in the now legal marijuana industry is too good to pass up. Nashville, and Wash Co. as a whole, shouldn’t pass up this opportunity. If I were still living there I would argue that:
    If marijuana tax revenue is brings in enough money, that could be an opportunity to lower other taxes for its residents.
    Or, put all that tax revenue into community projects. I know Colorado makes over $1 billion in pot taxes and they send most of that into their education system.

    It really is just too good to pass up, and Washington county would be doing a disservice to its communities by not taking advantage of this.

    • Buck on October 18, 2019 at 9:56 am

      Don’t think Colorado makes anywhere near 1 billion andrew, better check your #’s a little closer, it’s prolly closer to 1 million!

      • Jan on October 18, 2019 at 6:17 pm

        2018 colorado tax revenue was 1.02 billion last year.

        • Jan on October 18, 2019 at 6:18 pm

          Marijuana tax, license and fee revenue has reached $1.02 billion, and marijuana sales over $6.5 billion, the Colorado Department of Revenue announced in a news release. Colorado has 2,917 licensed marijuana businesses and 41,076 licensed individuals working in the industry.Jun 12, 2019

        • Buck on October 18, 2019 at 8:20 pm

          That’s total marijauna sales! Not tax generated revenue!

          • Jan on October 19, 2019 at 11:02 am

            Total sales is 6.5 billion. The1.02 billionis tax license and fees.

  3. Buck on October 17, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    It’s a farming community! Let’s cultivate!!!!

  4. Joe Pracht on October 17, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    I believe the county should allow it but it should be up to each community to approve sales within its city limits. I personally would hate to se Nashville with a pot shop in town. I’m afraid it would draw undesirables and raise Nashvilles crime rate.

    • Jessika Laird-King on October 17, 2019 at 5:11 pm

      Pot is the drug Nashville needs to be worried least about. The “undesirables” are everywhere already.

    • Andrew Berry on October 18, 2019 at 8:36 am

      Honestly marijuana revenue is too good of an opportunity to pass up. And remember that Nashville won’t be the only community looking to set up shops. I honestly dont think you’ll have to worry about any rise in crime rate revolving around pot. Crime comes from things being illegal. You’ll see no more crime related to pot than you do alcohol.

      I live in Michigan now where weed has been legal for almost a year. No rise in crime at all. If anything people are more mellow!

  5. Joseph l. Kemper on October 17, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    In the times we live in and in light of the billions of dollars spent in proving harmful with no results I would say it is time. Although I do not partake I’m 63 years old and most of the people I grew up with are now holding public offices. Change is inevitable.

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