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Old 03-24-2018, 12:50 PM
 
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.... Do you guys realize that there is 11 pot shops in a town of under 7000! Why couldn't you put restrictions on and just have maybe 3?
But...in that town of 7000 people I wonder how many places there sell alcohol? Dozens?
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Old 03-25-2018, 12:56 PM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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But...in that town of 7000 people I wonder how many places there sell alcohol? Dozens?
Maybe but they didn't sell in Walmart. I was looking for a bottle of white wine. I never did see a liquor store walking the entire main street. Just pot shops. At the end of Trinidad going North there is suppose to be a brewery. Didn't go but they serve dinner too.
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Old 03-25-2018, 01:04 PM
 
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Maybe but they didn't sell in Walmart. I was looking for a bottle of white wine. I never did see a liquor store walking the entire main street. Just pot shops. At the end of Trinidad going North there is suppose to be a brewery. Didn't go but they serve dinner too.
I have a feeling the pot shops were blinding you, in more ways than one:

https://www.yellowpages.com/trinidad-co/liquor-stores
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Old 03-25-2018, 02:27 PM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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I guess I walked the wrong street. Did know there was a brewery at the north side. Tried to find it but couldn't. We walked several miles and I guess we should have gotten off he main drag. When were driving the area we tend to drive around looking at neat Victorian homes. They do have some beauties. Came close many years ago of buying the home across from a B&B we've stayed at a few times in the pass on 2nd street. The Tarabino. In another few weeks were driving the RV and staying at Trinidad Lake State Park. I'll definitely check out how many pots shops compared to liquor stores. A town of 7000 must need their fluids when smoking pot.
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Old 06-01-2018, 12:37 PM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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Marijuana made the difference. For a better comparisiom compare the economy now to the economy 3-5 years ago in Trinadad.

We'll see how true that is! I am in that town every year and since the marijuana shops (last year I counted 10) it seemed to go down hill. Like where is all that money. Not in the shops or streets. Nothing but homeless is out there.

I will be there next week for almost two weeks again. Getting excited to see how all the money is used.

I love Trinidad, the area but I think you make a mistake in all those shops. On the Raton pass that marijuana shop has nothing but New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma license plates. So, how is that shop helping the economy. By paying taxes I guess. What is Trinidad doing with all those money.

Well, I'll check it out next week and getting anxious to see how up and coming Trinidad is becoming.
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Old 06-01-2018, 01:20 PM
 
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We'll see how true that is! I am in that town every year and since the marijuana shops (last year I counted 10) it seemed to go down hill. Like where is all that money. Not in the shops or streets. Nothing but homeless is out there.

I will be there next week for almost two weeks again. Getting excited to see how all the money is used.

I love Trinidad, the area but I think you make a mistake in all those shops. On the Raton pass that marijuana shop has nothing but New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma license plates. So, how is that shop helping the economy. By paying taxes I guess. What is Trinidad doing with all those money.

Well, I'll check it out next week and getting anxious to see how up and coming Trinidad is becoming.
That's pretty funny you would judge it on the number of homeless. That is not a good metric.

Perhaps you should re-read the title of the thread, and maybe even the original post?

I believe when you visit you will see only what you want to see, which is anything you can construe as negative and can relate it to marijuana, and ignore the rest.
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Old 06-01-2018, 03:11 PM
 
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Maybe but they didn't sell in Walmart. I was looking for a bottle of white wine.
It is against Colorado law for wine to be sold in grocery stores, for the most part - all over the state.
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Old 06-02-2018, 01:28 PM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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That's pretty funny you would judge it on the number of homeless. That is not a good metric.



I believe when you visit you will see only what you want to see, which is anything you can construe as negative and can relate it to marijuana, and ignore the rest.

I love the town!! I spend lots of time there. I understand there is beer and wine which I do like and am voting for medical marijuana. I can't see how all the money you say they bring in is doing anything on Main Street. I see what i want is normal and loving to walk down main street is one of them. The area has a lot but where is the money going. I see board up building. DO YOU SEE THE BOARD UP BUILDING? oR MAYBE we all see what we want. Still may buy there but do not think the pot business has help. i know several people that live there so I'll be coming back.

I guess your right I look at business not prospering what do you see?
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Old 06-26-2018, 09:27 PM
 
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I have a friend who just returned from a visit to Trinidad, well Trinidad was the closest town to where he visited. The friend he visited is in the cannabis business . He mentioned the lack of potable water in the area. He said they had to get their water regularly at a nearby location. It was a problem for them, causing him having to limit showers etc. Can anyone provide some information as to why this is, maybe just a local problem for the area ? Joe R
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Its hard to know exactly without much more detail. With COs priority water rights, they simply could have purchased land surface without rights. The underground aquifer could be highly variable making well drilling access a very unreliable and expensive means to find water. When you drill a well, you pay for it whether you hit water or not. After a few dry holes at $10-20k each, many people give up. Las Animas County does have a lot of fracking, so there is the possibility, however small, of some ground water contamination as well.
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