Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Politics of Pot and Chickens in Nederland

Location: Nederland, CO 80466, USA
The Nederland Board of Trustees

Which describes our Mayor's Task Force on Retail Marijuana and our process for public input on building, zoning and licensing aspects of our municipal code relating to Amendment 64 and retail marijuana.

They included this photo with the caption: "Nederland's official -- and highly unusual -- Board of Trustees photo."

After all, we were a mining town, and we used artifacts from the Nederland Area Historical Society and the Mining Museum for our Board of Trustees photo. If that's "highly unusual", this reporter is going to feel like he's in a foreign country for next few months. Welcome to the Ned Time Zone.

A week prior, Westword ran this article: Marijuana: Nederland's Efforts to Regulate Pot before State Don't Get Far.

In this article, as Westword puts it, "The process is an interesting collision of small-town politicking and national implications."

I can only suggest Tip O'Neill's famous quote, "All politics is local."

[Here is a Video Valediction] This is a short Times-Call clip of where the authentic mining hats came from. [What is a Video Valediction?]
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