Marijuana issues were on the ballot across Colorado—some municipalities, like Fort Collins and Brush, voted to prohibit any medical marijuana facilities in their towns. Others, like Palisade, rejected similar a similar ban, which saved the town’s only marijuana dispensary. The drug is a hot issue in Colorado—dispensaries are already legal, and a more general legalization may be on the ballot in 2012.
Further west, Vallejo, California was one of the first—and largest—municipalities to sink after the 2008 financial crash. The city declared bankruptcy in May 2008, and finally emerged this month. The city still faces large deficits, and on Tuesday, voters will decide if they want to help close that gap by taxing medical marijuana sold in the city. It’s one of many municipalities across the country that may decide to ease budget pain by taxing the drug.
Update: The residents of Vallejo easily approved the marijuana tax.
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