Rural communities mostly vote against marijuana sales

KUSA - On Tuesday, voters in Alamosa, Monte Vista and Rocky Ford voted on whether to allow marijuana sales or cultivation.

As of Wednesday morning, it was only passing in one of them. 

While election returns Tuesday night showed only a two vote difference in results for City of Rocky Ford Initiative Ballot Question 2F, that gap widened as more results came in. 

As of around 11 a.m. Wednesday, 456 Rocky Ford residents had voted in favor of allowing pot shops, and 404 were opposed. 

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In Rio Grande County and Alamosa County, similar measures were losing as of 11 a.m. Wednesday. Voters were overwhelmingly against allowing the recreational sale of marijuana in Alamosa, where a measure to allow just that was losing 59.5 percent to 40.5 percent. 

Voters in Monte Vista also seemed uninterested in marijuana-selling joints, as returns showed the pot shop measure failing 65 to 35 percent.

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