Casey: Vote no in Breckenridge marijuana advisory election |

Casey: Vote no in Breckenridge marijuana advisory election

I am disturbed by the divisive nature of the debate over whether marijuana should be sold from retail establishments in the core of Breckenridge. The Town Council made the decision to allow our residents the opportunity to vote and be heard as to whether we feel the sale of marijuana on Main Street and in the historic district is in the best interests of the town. Let’s have the vote, accept the results, and get on with equally or more important issues that impact our community.

For the last 37 years, I have been privileged to call Breckenridge my home. During that time, residents have worked together to create a place of community that offers citizens and visitors the opportunity to experience the beauty of the mountains along with our cultural and recreational amenities. That community includes those who work here and have retired here, non-profit organizations, volunteers, families and more. These are the people who have been willing to play a role in making Breckenridge a sustainable and amazing place to live. Our town’s essence and brand reflect this sense of community.

I want Breckenridge to be recognized for all the great things that have been accomplished through the collective efforts of many, not for how many pot shops are on Main Street.

I have voted no on the retail sale of marijuana on Main Street and in the historic district because I believe that it does not serve the best interests of our residents and visitors or contribute positively to our overall image. I support the retail sale of marijuana on Airport Road.

Tim Casey


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