Last week, we told you about a recount in a recreational-marijuana vote for Palisade, on Colorado’s Western Slope. The measure was behind by four votes, but eighteen ballots were in dispute and might possibly reverse the outcome.
Now, the count is official, and the margin of defeat actually increased slightly, to six votes. However, the co-owner of the community’s only medical marijuana dispensary, which had planned to add recreational sales, sees positives in the results.
According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, the final tally was 541 nays to 535 yeahs.
The previous numbers had shown the measure losing 529-524. However, the Sentinel reports that 22 ballots — up from the previously announced eighteen — were eventually “cured.” The majority had been excluded due to signature discrepancies.
Westword has more.