BELLINGHAM, WA - JULY 8: Customers shop for marijuana at Top Shelf Cannabis, a retail marijuana store, on July 8, 2014 in Bellingham, Washington. Top Shelf Cannabis was the first retail marijuana store to open today in Washington state, nearly a year and a half after the state's voters chose to legalize marijuana. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)
LONGMONT, Colo. -- The Longmont City Council officially reversed its ban on pot shops in a 4-3 vote Tuesday night.
The ordinance will allow up to four marijuana retailers in the city.
What changed council member's minds?
Pot sales could bring in about $315,000 in annual tax revenue. Part of that money will be used for affordable housing.
It may be a year or more before retail pot shops are up and running.