Aurora to allow pot sales

Cannabis and hemp. (Image by chrisbeez from Pixabay)

AURORA — On Tuesday, Aurora’s city council voted to allow cannabis sales after legalization goes into effect on Jan. 1.

The Aurora Beacon-News reported that voted 9-1 in favor of a zoning amendment to allow dispensaries for recreational pot.

The newspaper said that the new law would allow a total of four licenses in the city, with two of them reserved for social-equity applications.

“This was long overdue,” Ald. Emmanuel Llamas told the Beacon-News about passage of the new zoning law. “As someone who grew up in a community that was affected by the war on drugs and continues to be affected by the war on drugs, continuing that outdated policy is only going to hurt our community, our city, even more than it already has. This is one way to undo that damage.”