I've been following the whole legal marijuana debate pretty closely; not because I'm for or against pot, but because I'm anxious to see where we, as a state, end up on the other side of this brand new legislation.  So I'm happy to see that Larimer County is turning its ear to the people to help make some major decisions.

According to the Coloradoan, officials are looking for feedback from the public on the issue of bringing marijuana retail stores into Larimer County.

“The public policy we make here has never been made anywhere before,” Commissioner Steve Johnson said in a news release. “We know how citizens voted and now we want to find out, for example, if citizens in the unincorporated areas want to see facilities in these areas. We want to hear what citizens think might be the potential impacts of our decisions.”

Here's some info on the two upcoming meetings:

  • Fort Collins: Tuesday, April 30th, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
    Larimer County Courthouse,
    200 West Oak Street,
    in the 1st floor Hearing Room.
  • Loveland: Wednesday, May 1st, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
    Loveland City Council Chambers at the Loveland Municipal Building,
    500 East 3rd Street

Both meetings will be televised.  Click the button below for broadcast info.