Why Grand Junction Needs To Have Pot Shops [Opinion]
I know for some marijuana is still a taboo subject. Marijuana isn't as bad as some people make it out to be.
The Denver Post reported that Colorado broke a record this year with marijuana sells. Colorado alone brought in 1.5 billion dollars in revenue from sales. The taxes and fees on marijuana brought in close to 248 million dollars.
For one state to bring in that much income for just one thing is astounding. So then why is Grand Junction behind the times?
Of course, Palisade has begun the movement of pot shops which in turn is going to help their economy blossom. So with all the good that comes with regulated marijuana, why are we as a city so scared to move forward?
If one state can make that much money on something like recreational and medical marijuana why aren't we jumping at the chance to do it? I do know if Grand Junction did decide to put dispensaries up in town revenue for Grand Junction would skyrocket. All those taxes and fees that are collected could be used to update the downtrodden schools that need help.
If there was a vote to put one or two within Grand Junction I know I would be voting yes. So much good for the town could come out of it.
How do you feel about dispensaries? Would you be for or against having them in town? Let us know what you think!