Breckenridge Cannabis Club letter: Marijuana the safer choice for Main Street |

Breckenridge Cannabis Club letter: Marijuana the safer choice for Main Street

Too soon, some say, but marijuana stores have existed on Breckenridge’s Main Street since 2009. A fact that seems lost when hearing a discussion about how marijuana stores will, if at all, affect Main Street.

Is anyone else tired of hearing that our family-friendly image is being tarnished? We have families, too. Are marijuana-using families somehow lesser to alcohol-consuming families? Marijuana may not be for everybody, but it is safer than alcohol and taking that safer alternative away from our visitors is out of step with the intent of Amendment 64.

Being one of the first communities in the world to take on the historic task of ending marijuana prohibition is scary. But scary is interesting and it is that pioneering spirit that enchants visitors and created the history we have. If we allow ourselves to lose that and be just like anywhere else why will people come in the future?

Furthermore, marijuana has gone mainstream. Hopefully, we are not the ones breaking the news on this, but Oregon, D.C. and conservative Alaska legalized marijuana in this decidedly conservative midterm election. Heck, even Florida’s marijuana proposal got 57 percent of the vote. Visitors are intrigued by marijuana, as can be seen from wildly increased marijuana tax revenues during peak season and the line of people taking pictures of the sign at the Breckenridge Cannabis Club.

The Cannabis Club has been operating in its second-story unit in a cute yellow building on Breckenridge’s Main Street since 2010. We ask that you please vote yes on December’s special election question in Breckenridge.

Staff and owners

Breckenridge Cannabis Club

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