Colo. marijuana dispute leads to alleged assault |

Colo. marijuana dispute leads to alleged assault

FOUNTAIN, Colo. – A zoning dispute over marijuana has police reviewing whether a city councilman punched a man who wanted to grow pot in the central Colorado town of Fountain.

The alleged assault happened Tuesday, when former Fountain councilman Al Lender sought permission to open a medical marijuana dispensary and growing operation on 14 acres he owns.

The council adopted limits on where dispensaries can be located, and the zoning plan bars a growing operation on Lender’s land. Lender told The Gazette in Colorado Springs that he approached Councilman Harold Thompson and called him an obscenity. Then, according to Lender, Thompson punched him.

Thompson couldn’t be reached for comment.

Fountain Police Sgt. Ralph Maher said witnesses are being interviewed but no one has been charged.


Information from: The Gazette,

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