DECATUR — More than two years after voting to opt out of allowing recreational cannabis dispensaries in the city, the Decatur City Council — spurred by a two of its more liberal members — briefly revisited the subject Monday evening.
The discussion took place after the council swiftly worked through a relatively unnewsworthy agenda.
When Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe asked if there was “other business” to discuss, Councilman David Horn urged his colleagues to reverse their 2019 decision to opt out of allowing recreational sales and other cannabis-related businesses.
“The city needs to find new sources of revenue, and a cannabis dispensary in Decatur, as well as other cannabis-related businesses, will bring a needed source of revenue to the city,” Horn said.
Horn, the lone “yes” vote on allowing recreational sales, has long been a critic of the move, saying that the city is unnecessarily leaving potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax revenue on the tax.
This time, Horn found an ally in Councilman Bill Faber. Faber voted “no” in 2019, but said Monday