Longmont City Council lifts ban on retail marijuana shops

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.

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