Potential rec marijuana ban in Colorado county could create havoc for state’s MJ industry

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By Bart Schaneman

Residents of Pueblo County, Colorado, will vote next month on whether to ban the county’s existing recreational marijuana industry, a decision that could have economic ramifications for the entire state.

The state would lose a major marijuana supply source for rec cannabis if Ballot Question 200 passes Nov. 8, industry officials say.

It could also eliminate more than a thousand jobs in Pueblo County, they warn, and cost the southern Colorado county millions of dollars in revenue.

According to Mark Slaugh, executive…

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