Cherry Hills Village takes quiet approach to Amendment 64

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By Jan Wondra

The Feb. 19, meeting of the Cherry Hills Village City Council addressed the legal ramifications of Colorado’s Amendment 64, which legalized the possession, transportation and consumption of less than an ounce of marijuana by adults 21 years and older. Council Bill 4, concerning personal use of marijuana, focused on the aspect of possession. It passed unanimously on first read, on a motion by Mayor Pro Tem Russell Steward, with a second by Councilman Scott Roswell. The city is leaving it up to the Colorado state House to define issues like “what is too high to drive?”

In quiet contrast to some of its neighboring municipalities, Cherry Hills Village is taking a subdued approach to interpreting the law.

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