14 registered statements
November 7, 2014, 1:49 PM
More information would be helpful in making an informed decision here. How many head shops are there currently in Littleton? Complaints/issues with those existing businesses? How do their existing regulations compare to cigarette or cigar stores and liquor stores? All of those business types should be regulated similarly with similar restrictions on density, setbacks from sensitive receptors, etc.
November 7, 2014, 11:12 AM
Since the items mentioned do with smoking, whether tobacco or Marijuana, why not allow them in the stores that deal with it. Since Littleton has a ban for the time on pot shops, lets keep them in the industrial area and not in our towns, near schools, daycare and etc. Come on folks, those who want the items will go wherever they need to go to get their gear. This includes teens. They know how to get around the law. This is just another area for our police to watch.
November 6, 2014, 12:06 AM
I am amused that the City would allow head shops at all since you have banned recreational marijuana shops. It would have been easier to regulate paraphernalia if it was located in a highly regulated business - so you might as well go ahead and ban head shops completely, too. Or should only those who need medical marijuana be able to buy the tools they need to administer their chosen medicine?
The above is snarky, but still hopefully civil enough for this forum. The current regulatory standards seem fairly reasonable for head shops - but just like is done for recreational marijuana purchases, those who want it will go outside the City to find it if that is their desire. Why not capture the tax revenue?
November 4, 2014, 12:30 PM
Head shops should be limited to commercial or industrial areas outside of established retail districts. Likewise, they should not be allowed near schools, day care facilities, or parks.
November 4, 2014, 11:20 AM
Don't want them in Littleton at all
JW Stephens inside Patrol 2
November 4, 2014, 10:58 AM
The city should regulate "head shops" the same as any other retail business until they have banned selling tobacco products in grocery stores.
November 4, 2014, 10:10 AM
Agree with other comments of strictly limiting the number and locations of shops, keeping away from schools etc. Also sure the storefronts conform to normative style standards.
November 4, 2014, 9:19 AM
Please keep these in industrial areas only. People who want them will drive to them, but they are an eyesore and an invasion to everyone else. Of course these should be kept around from any child education building or establishment.
November 4, 2014, 8:28 AM
I think that head shops should have to be certain (several mile) distance from middle schools and high schools since I think that kids in that age range should not have easy access (walking access) to these kinds of stores. I think that these stores should not be allowed to be within 500 feet of daycares and playgrounds since I think stores such as this will increase the likelihood of second-hand smoke and therefore should not be too close to children who are trying to get some exercise outside.
November 4, 2014, 7:57 AM
Would the city get extra revenue from these shops? It seems like these shops are always in bad neighborhoods and they have junky store fronts. Definitely not near schools, parks or downtown. In general not a fan, but if it looks nice and generates extra revenue that the city could put towards redevelopment of Littleton Blvd projects then I say OK.
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