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Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson Says Banning Synthetic Marijuana Will Not Be An Easy Feat [AUDIO]

Ariel Walden,

On Friday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News, Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson joined Tom Collins and Laura Mac to discuss last night’s city council meeting.

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The City Council addressed a number of issues at last night’s meetings, but the biggest issue of the night was the sale of synthetic marijuana in Lubbock. Robertson said that many citizens came forward last night in opposition to the drug and demanded an immediate ban on synthetic marijuana. However, Robertson said it’s not quite that simple.

“I do know that [synthetic marijuana] is extremely dangerous and not only are we hurting children, but we’re killing children. That being the case, I think the best move for the council, and what I’ve asked for, is for our legal team, our city attorney, to bring up back an opinion as soon as possible. What can we do as a city to address this issue?

Robertson said he would like to see the council take some kind of action on this issue before the end of the year.

Another major topic from last night’s meeting was the location of Godeke library. Last night, the council voted to terminate a contract to purchase a possible site for the library on 50th Street. Robertson said the current location of Godeke was a “horrific lease” for the city of Lubbock, and that once the Godeke issue is taken care, he’d like to take a good look at the library system to see how it can be improved.

Robertson also discussed the latest with LEDA and a new plan for stormwater rates.

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