Thursday, July 31
(Manitou Springs, CO) -- The first recreational pot shop in El Paso County is set to open for business. The "Colorado Springs Gazette" reports the Manitou Springs store owned by Bill Conkling passed its final inspection by the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department. Conkling announced last week he was planning on opening the doors tomorrow. Manitou Springs leaders approved recreational pot earlier this year, but those against it have petitioned to put the issue to a public vote in November. Recreational pot sales are banned in Colorado Springs.