Former Breckenridge mayors against retail marijuana on Main Street
It’s too soon to open Breckenridge’s Main Street and downtown district to retail marijuana shops.
Breckenridge envisions itself as a community where residents and visitors experience a historic mountain town with characteristic charm that offers a safe, friendly, and peaceful atmosphere where individuals can live, work, play, and raise a family. This comes straight from our Towns Vision that our citizens have taken years to shape.
The downtown district, much of which is a designated National Historic District, is essential to the town’s image. No one knows if the presence of multiple retail marijuana shops on Main Street will factually harm this image, discourage visitation from the family market that we have nurtured for 25 years, and put the town’s visitor-driven economy at risk. Big risk, little upside.
The town should watch marijuana evolve in Colorado and the nation carefully while continuing to encourage retail and medical marijuana sales on Airport Road. When marijuana goes mainstream, our Main Street may then be ready. But not now, not yet.
Please vote no on December’s Special Election Ballot Question in Breckenridge.
Former Town of Breckenridge Mayors
Chuck Struve (1976 to 1980)
Sam Mamula (1998 to 2006)
Ernie Blake (2006 to 2010)
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