Colorado Marijuana News

Vail extends pot moratorium

June 17, 2015 — 

VAIL — The Vail Town Council Tuesday again extended a temporary ban on retail marijuana sales in town. But the days may be numbered for the temporary ban.

Council members voted unanimously Tuesday to approve on first reading an ordinance extending the ban for another 60 days. The council will probably give final approval to the ordinance at its July 7 meeting.

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Aspen marijuana company Silverpeak expands, to address Basalt smells today (June 9)

June 9, 2015 — 

These are interesting and challenging times for Jordan Lewis, CEO of Silverpeak Apothecary, which sells both recreational and medical marijuana in Aspen.

Lewis will appear before Pitkin County commissioners today (June 9) in a work session focused on the marijuana smells that some neighbors say are wafting from High Valley Farms, the midvalley pot farm that Lewis owns and operates. The facility, which supplies the Silverpeak stores in Aspen, is located at 24359 Highway 82 in Basalt.

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Senior citizen ticked by marijuana brownie probe in Aspen

June 7, 2015 — 

Antoinette Jaworski says she enjoys baking treats for children and adults. Now getting them baked? That’s another matter, but the 84-year-old widow soon found herself caught in the hairs of a pot probe by the Aspen Police Department.

It was May 25, and Jaworksi was at a Memorial Day barbecue at the Elks Club in Aspen passing out her individually wrapped homemade goods. She soon found herself questioned by police.

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Beefer madness: pot jerky maker eyes Aspen Business Center

May 14, 2015 — 

Here’s some marijuana news to chew on: A Front Range meat-production plant has designs to ship some of its products to a location at the Aspen Business Center, where the meat will be infused with cannabis for distribution to recreational and medical marijuana dispensaries. Among its cannabis-inspired offerings: jerky, dried sausage, beef sticks, smoked salmon and chocolate-covered bacon.

One of the business’ principals, John Conlin, said Thursday that this latest marijuana incarnation is the first of its kind.

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Commissioners, attorney talk Basalt-area pot odors in private

May 14, 2015 — 

Pitkin County commissioners met privately with their attorney Wednesday to discuss their potential legal standing in the neighborhood flap over cannabis smells emitting from a Basalt-area grow facility.

Attorney John Ely could not comment about the half-hour talk but said a work session will be held for the public to chime in on the odors that originate from the High Valley Farms indoor grow center, which supplies Silverpeak Apothecary’s medical and recreational dispensaries in Aspen. The farm and the dispensaries share common ownership.

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Pitkin County commissioners aim to snuff out marijuana smell issue

May 13, 2015 — 

The apparent smell of marijuana wafting from a Basalt-area grow operation continues to linger, which has prompted Pitkin County elected officials to consider discussing the matter in executive session today.

County Commissioner George Newman brought up the stench at Tuesday’s work session. At a March meeting, neighbors of the High Valley Farms’ indoor cultivation facility said the smell has eroded their quality of life. They said the owners of the grow center, which supplies products to Silverpeak Apothecary’s medical and recreational dispensaries in Aspen, promised there wouldn’t be a smell issue when they applied for the cultivation license.

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Aspen board gives initial OK to $8 million Green Dragon sale

May 12, 2015 — 

A Denver-based cannabis company looking to purchase Aspen Green Dragon for $8 million cleared its first local hurdle Tuesday as the Local License Authority approved its change-of-ownership application.

Buyer Ryan Milligan, co-owner of Greenwerkz, said Tuesday that his company plans to purchase the entire Green Dragon operation, which includes medical and recreational licenses in Aspen and Glenwood Springs. The Aspen shop, located at 409 E. Hyman Ave., would operate as a dual medical-recreational retailer serving customers 21 and older. This would mean expansion for a company that already operates seven recreational shops and nine medical shops throughout Colorado, including a Glenwood Springs location.

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Aspen licensing authority weighs $8 million Green Dragon sale

May 11, 2015 — 

The Local Licensing Authority will weigh a change of ownership application associated with a potential $8 million sale of Aspen Green Dragon, one of six cannabis dispensers in town, at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Ryan Milligan, co-owner of Denver-based cannabis company Greenwerkz, filed the application recently with City Clerk Linda Manning. Today’s hearing, which begins at 9 a.m., represents the first set of hurdles in the potential deal with Green Dragon.

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Marijuana by the Numbers: 10 numbers about pot in Colorado that don't include 4-20

April 20, 2015 — 

Most Coloradans probably know that 4-20 — April 20 — has become the day for celebrating marijuana. Although the origin is still debated, four-twenty is probably the most popular numeric reference to pot. Rocky Mountain PBS I-News has compiled a list of less well-known figures, a paint by the numbers picture of cannabis in Colorado.

1. 71 percent

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Six in the City: Who's who in Aspen's booming recreational marijuana business

February 17, 2015 — 

Working class-Aspen residents often lament they must go downvalley or online to buy underwear and socks. Most restaurants don’t stay open past 11. The town doesn’t have a detox facility. And flying in and out of town is hardly hassle-free.

But when it comes to cannabis, Aspen has got you covered. There are more pot shops than there are liquor stores, pharmacies, supermarkets and gas stations, not to mention churches, ski mountains, hardware stores and dry cleaners.

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City audits Aspen's cannabis dispensers

February 17, 2015 — 

Aspen’s six recreational marijuana shops can each expect a visit from city officials today.

Starting at 10 a.m., Aspen’s city clerk, assistant city attorney and Police Department will conduct a compliance check to ensure dispensers are following new state regulations for edible products.

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Aspen marijuana shops gear up for X Games crowd

January 21, 2015 — 

With the Winter X Games expected to lure thousands of young adults to the Aspen area today through Sunday, most local marijuana shops are making plans for a potential retail bonanza.

On Wednesday, many dispensaries were busy stocking up on products and planning special promotions designed to lure customers. Five recreational pot stores are located in Aspen’s commercial core — Alternative Medical Solutions (or AMS), Green Dragon, Leaf, Native Roots and Silverpeak Apothecary. A sixth store, Stash, which formerly was located outside the city limits in the Aspen Business Center, opens Friday in the Durant Avenue Mall near City Market.

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Made for a woman: New cannabis spray debuts in Aspen this week

January 19, 2015 — 

When Native Roots opens its sixth Colorado recreational cannabis dispensary in Aspen this week, psychoactive products won’t be the only items on its menu. On Friday, the chain will debut its Foria product geared exclusively toward women.

Foria is a THC-infused lube that doesn’t get its users high; rather, women who apply it are purported to have a much more fulfilling and enjoyable sex experience.

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Forest Service still investigating illegal pot operations near Redstone, Ruedi

January 19, 2015 — 

Several months after the eradication of two separate illegal marijuana-growing operations on national forest in the Aspen area, the U.S. Forest Service is still trying to find the responsible parties.

No arrests have been made, but the agency said its law enforcement branch continues to investigate a case from September 2014, when a grow operation was discovered in the Fryingpan Valley, and a September 2013 case in the Crystal Valley. The agency cannot comment during active investigations on whether it suspects drug-trafficking organizations to be involved in the pot gardens, said Chris Strebig, a spokesman for the agency’s regional office in Lakewood. A source familiar with the investigations said the Fryingpan Valley grow operation in particular appeared to have ties to drug traffickers. The source wasn’t authorized to speak for the agency.

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December break-in at Aspen cannabis shop under investigation

January 13, 2015 — 

The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary at the Stash recreational cannabis store, where a man apparently climbed up a construction ladder to break into the dispensary through its second-floor window.

The incident happened Dec. 17 and came up at last week’s meeting of the Local Licensing Authority, which approved the dispensary’s application to relocate from the Aspen Business Center to Durant Avenue in a commercial center next to City Market.

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City of Aspen: No current plants to revisit private marijuana club idea

January 10, 2015 — 

Despite a perceived need for social spaces dedicated to marijuana consumption, Aspen officials currently have no plans of revisiting the idea of allowing private smoke clubs in town, an official said this week.

When the idea was floated to the Aspen City Council in July, Aspen’s Community Development Department raised concerns about the exposure such clubs could bring to the town’s international profile. Officials also argued that Aspen should refrain from serving as a guinea pig, especially given the state law’s ambiguity when it comes to private smoking venues.

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Man cleared to make marijuana patches in Aspen

January 9, 2015 — 

A cannabis entrepreneur patched things up with the Local Licensing Authority at a specially called meeting Thursday, two days after the board called his character into question.

The authority voted 5-0 in approval of Joshua Meacham’s two applications for his Aspen operation: One permits the Snowmass Village man to manufacture marijuana-infused patches for recreational purposes, the other allows him to change his business address to 730 E. Cooper Ave. Meacham hasn’t started producing the patches and told the board that he’s investing $100,000 into the enterprise.

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Background issues put Aspen marijuana patches on hold

January 7, 2015 — 

The background of a Snowmass Village man aiming to manufacture cannabis-infused patches came into question Tuesday at a hearing with the Local Licensing Authority, whose members delayed reviewing his applications for an address change and for selling the products to recreational dispensaries.

Applicant Josh Meacham wasn’t at the hearing, where members of the board, which is Aspen’s governing body for establishments that sell liquor and marijuana, postponed the decision until its next monthly meeting in February. Meacham was represented by his business manager, Steve Garcia.

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As marijuana industry evolves, Aspen sellers try to shed the stoner stereotypes

January 3, 2015 — 

To some purveyors of that green, leafy and legal-in-Colorado substance — as well as its edible, drinkable and fellow byproducts — the term “pot shop” makes them cringe. You also can add “weed,” “marijuana,” “dope” and other monikers to a list of terms that makes them as uncomfortable as those opposed to the legalization of — let’s get it right, now — cannabis.

“In a certain aspect, it’s about being politically correct,” said Jesse Miller, one of the owners of the Leaf Aspen recreational dispensary. “Calling our products ‘dope’ (as a noun) is politically incorrect.”

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Can Colo. approve a water right to grow marijuana?

January 2, 2015 — 

Can Colorado issue a water right to irrigate marijuana plants when federal law still says that growing pot is a crime?

That’s the question being asked by a division engineer and a water referee in Div. 5 water court in Glenwood Springs in response to a water rights application filed by High Valley Farms, LLC.

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Marijuana-patch maker seeks relocation in Aspen

December 30, 2014 — 

Marijuana-infused-patch maker Joshua Meacham is looking to relocate his business from the space formerly occupied by Poppie’s Bistro to a basement space located below Johnny McGuire’s Deli.

His application with the city of Aspen for change of location is set for a hearing on Jan. 6. The current location is 835 W. Hallam St., and the new location is listed as 730 E. Cooper Ave., a space that formerly housed Leaf Aspen.

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Aspen marijuana dispensaries seize holiday business

December 26, 2014 — 

The greeter at the new Green Dragon location on the Hyman Avenue pedestrian mall checks IDs and bounces his head to the music playing. Inside, the budtenders, as they’re called, field a wide range of questions. “How much does a vaporizer cost?” “Why’s the Super Joint more expensive than the other ones?”

It’s a bit more low-key a few blocks away at the new Leaf Aspen location, where an upbeat Cally Shadowshot beams about the store’s signature products and its homegrown marijuana supply of 40 pounds that’s being cultivated for the dispensary’s inventory.

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Marijuana is legal, but strict rules still exist

December 26, 2014 — 

Along with the rest of Colorado, it’s now legal in Aspen to smoke marijuana for recreational purposes.

But many questions surround its use and sale, as municipalities and counties across Colorado, including Aspen and Pitkin County, have taken steps to restrict and limit its consumption. Where can a local or a visitor smoke legally without fear of arrest or citation? How much legal weed can an individual purchase? Is it illegal to buy “black market” pot?

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Public marijuana use problems level off

December 22, 2014 — 

VAIL — As more recreational marijuana dispensaries opened up in the area, some authorities and residents thought the problem of public smoking would become an increasingly visible problem. Instead, according to police and resort records, incidents of public consumption have not shown any significant increase over last year.

In Vail, the town has strict rules against using marijuana in public areas, and use is prohibited on the ski resorts, which is on federal U.S. Forest Service land. So far, there are no retail recreational marijuana stores in Vail, which has put a temporary moratorium on the businesses since retail shops became legal.

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Snowmass entrepreneur's Magic Buzz is his link to a greater crusade

December 21, 2014 — 

Scott Calliham doesn’t peddle marijuana from his 1971 Volkswagen van. But you couldn’t be blamed for wondering if he did.

The Magic Buzz monicker is emblazoned on his van, which doesn’t shy away from the stereotypes of a puff mobile: the trippy colors, the groovy font and The Who-inspired monicker.

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Basalt council OKs medical pot rules

December 12, 2013 — 

Basalt could have two medical marijuana dispensaries opening in the first quarter of 2014 after the Basalt Town Council took action Tuesday night to update rules and end a moratorium.

The council voted 6-0 in a first reading to approve new regulations for medical marijuana facilities drafted by the town staff. They also voted to establish where such facilities could operate in Basalt. A second reading of both ordinances will be held Jan. 14.

Once the rules are in place, the council plans to repeal its moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries, members said at an earlier meeting. The current moratorium is in place until October.

If all goes as planned, operators will have to apply to the state for approval of a location and for a license, according to Town Manager Mike Scanlon. If they get state approval, they will apply to the town for approval of the location and a license.

“I would expect that within 90 to 120 days we would have two Medical Marijuana Centers in Basalt, could be sooner,” Scanlon said in an email.

The town’s regulations will allow only two dispensaries. An existing license apparently is active although the dispensary isn’t open, Scanlon said. The second license would be awarded, after the rules are approved, on a first-come, first-served basis, Scanlon said.

The town will modify existing rules to allow dispensaries to display one sign of 6 square feet. The old regulation didn’t allow any advertising.

The old rules also allowed medical marijuana dispensaries to operate only in medical facilities. The new rules expand locations to include some properties with the “industrial” zone in the Basalt business center along Willits Lane and in the Southside neighborhood.

Basalt is not approving grow or cultivation operations or manufacturing facilities. In addition, rules for recreational marijuana dispensaries will be handled separately over the next six months, according to Planning Director Susan Philp.

In other action Tuesday night, the Basalt Town Council:

• Awarded the sales of $5.01 million in general obligation bonds to Stifel Nicolaus & Co., of Memphis, Tenn. Basalt held its first-ever competitive sale and attracted 10 bidders, including national players such as Piper Jaffray & Co. as well as Denver-based powerhouse George K. Baum & Co. The town will receive its funds on Dec. 30. About $3 million will be applied to a project on the Roaring Fork River to ease the flooding threat, restore riverbanks, build a park and raise the level of developable land out of the floodplain. The other funds refinance prior bonds at a lower interest rate. Basalt got an “AA” rating from Standard & Poor’s Rating Services. Only two grades are higher. The rating service said Basalt has an “adequate economy, which benefits from high wealth and income indicators, despite concentrated employment opportunities.” The rating also credited the town government with “strong management and good financial-management policies.” In another note, Standard and Poor’s contended that one-quarter to one-third of the houses in the town are second homes.

• Approved increases to various fees and fines — from Planning Department fees to parking fines — for the first time in about 10 years. The Police Department fees and fines will have a 25 percent surcharge to raise funds for officer training. Police Chief Gregg Knott said he set fines by figuring the average for similar offenses in Aspen, Snowmass Village, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs and subtracting 25 percent for the Basalt base fine. That way, the 25 percent surcharge for officer training won’t add to the overall expense for the party being fined or paying a fee, he said.

Adopted a 2014 Final Work Plan, which sets priorities for the town government for the next year. The council also adopted a 10-year “expenditure framework” for Parks, Open Space and Trails funds.

scondon@aspentimes.com

Granby moves to block marijuana shop

December 5, 2014 — 

A last-ditch effort by the Granby Board of Trustees to stop a marijuana business from opening in an unincorporated enclave could lead to a legal showdown.

The board will consider an emergency ordinance to annex a property that lies within an enclave on U.S. Highway 40 near Middle Park Medical Center-Granby at its Dec. 9 meeting.

Though marijuana businesses are allowed in unincorporated Grand County, Granby is seeking to annex the property before MMK Limited LLC can obtain a county license for its marijuana retail shop.

Granby contends that the business would “immediately and adversely affect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the town,” according to the ordinance.

A complaint filed in Grand County District Court, dated Nov. 28, seeks to halt the annexation, stating that the move violates state statutes.

Both MMK Limited LLC and the property owner, LTTK LLC, are listed as plaintiffs in the complaint, with the Granby mayor, clerk and board of trustees listed as defendants.

Granby Town Manager Wally Baird told the Sky-Hi News on Friday, Dec. 5, that the complaint had been withdrawn, though both the Grand County Clerk of Court’s office and an attorney for one of the plaintiffs said that it had not.

Rather, a hearing on the matter scheduled for Dec. 5 at 8:30 a.m. was postponed pending the outcome of the board meeting.

“If in fact the town does vote to do something patently unconstitutional, then we will revisit the hearing and reschedule the hearing,” said Bob Hoban of Denver-based law firm Hoban and Feola LLC, which is representing MMK Limited LLC in the case.

“Furthermore, it would be a terrible waste of the city’s resources to do this and fight this in court, and they will lose,” Hoban added.

Granby narrowly voted against medical marijuana dispensaries in 2010, with roughly 53 percent of voters backing prohibition. In 2012, both districts encompassing Granby voted in favor of Amendment 64, which legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado.

Baird said the town’s decision to ban recreational marijuana businesses in May of this year was based on an informal poll taken during public hearings on the subject, in which 98 people supported prohibiting marijuana businesses and two did not. Baird pointed out that the two against prohibiting marijuana businesses were not Granby residents.

“You’re telling me those people can’t find a better place to put a marijuana store than in an island within the town of Granby that doesn’t want it there to begin with?,” Baird said.

Baird contended that legislative action, including the town’s move to annex, couldn’t be enjoined, though Hoban disagreed.

“There are a number of cases where legislative action has been enjoined,” Hoban said.

The lot in question is located within an enclave, though it only shares one border with Granby. Its other contiguous properties are also unincorporated.

This could be problematic for Granby, which seeks only to annex the single property, and Hoban said that the case could very well hinge on the court’s interpretation of enclave.

Case echoes earlier annexation threat

This isn’t the first time that MMK Limited LLC and Granby have clashed over land use in an enclave.

The Grand County Planning Commission voted not to grant MMK a special use permit for another unincorporated property near the intersection of U.S. Highway 40 and U.S. Highway 34 after Granby expressed its intent to annex that property.

The county planning department had recommended approval.

The complaint filed by MMK contends that Granby abandoned its plans to annex the property after MMK withdrew its request from the Grand County Board of Commissioners to grant the permit.

Baird said that the town had not abandoned those plans and would likely have a hearing on the annexation in January 2015.

“Both of these places that we’re looking at are enclaves,” Baird said. “So if the town has generally spoken and said, ‘we don’t want this in the town,’ the board feels like it’s their responsibility to make sure that doesn’t happen in the town.”

Annexation move draws ire abroad

It seems that Granby’s moves to keep marijuana out of town haven’t gone unnoticed.

A Dec. 4 article in Westword magazine, titled “Marijuana-Hating Town’s Extreme Efforts to Block a Pot Shop,” is highly critical of Granby’s strategy, going so far as to name Granby a contender for the “doobie-ous” title of “the Colorado town that most hates pot.”

Hank Shell can be reached at 970-887-3334 ext. 19610.

Fraser green lights second retail marijuana store

December 4, 2014 — 

It looks like Fraser is going to get a little greener this winter.

The town’s board of trustees unanimously approved a license for a new retail marijuana store in Fraser at its Thursday, Dec. 4, meeting.

Growhouse Fraser LLC, Grand County’s second licensed marijuana business, will occupy an approximately 1,900 square-foot suite upstairs in the Alco Shopping Center.

The new store, which has already acquired its state license, is slated to open in late December, said owner Craig Clark. It will not include a grow operation and will only offer retail marijuana sales, Clark said.

Clark, a Denver-based attorney and former Marine with Grand County roots, said he hopes other business owners can benefit from his new store, whether it be from cross promotion or simply increased traffic through the Alco center.

“We want to open a shop that supports the community,” Clark said.

During the hearing, other local business owners echoed Clark’s hopes for a symbiotic relationship and expressed minimal concerns.

Dennis Finnigan’s business, Fraser Valley Photo, sits just below Clark’s suite. Finnigan said he had some reservations about traffic on the stairs to and from the store, but said he was hopeful that both businesses could coexist.

“I hope it works, and I hope that we all can benefit from it in one way or the other,” Finnigan said.

Clark Lipscomb, representing the nearby Grand Park development and Byers Peak Ranch, questioned whether the new marijuana shop was too close to an approved school site on the Byers Peak Ranch property, and whether it was too close to another Grand Park property along U.S. Highway 40 that could house a retail marijuana store in the future.

Town ordinances dictate that marijuana businesses cannot be located within 1,000 feet of a school or 500 feet of each other. The town determined that Clark’s shop exceeded the requisite distance in both instances.

The approval marks the latest victory for entrepreneurs hoping to tap in to Grand County’s marijuana market. Despite countywide approval for Amendment 64 in 2012, most towns in Grand County have banned marijuana businesses within their borders. Only Fraser and unincorporated Grand County allow such businesses, and only the county allows grow operations.

Craig told the board that, if his business were successful, he would consider expanding his presence in the county.

“If we create a viable business in the town of Fraser, we would evaluate creating our own wholesale or supply facility as well, somewhere,” Clark said.

Fraser green lights second retail marijuana store

December 4, 2014 — 

It looks like Fraser is going to get a little greener this winter.

The town’s board of trustees unanimously approved a license for a new retail marijuana store in Fraser at its Thursday, Dec. 4, meeting.

Growhouse Fraser LLC, Grand County’s second licensed marijuana business, will occupy an approximately 1,900 square-foot suite upstairs in the Alco Shopping Center.

The new store, which has already acquired its state license, is slated to open in late December, said owner Craig Clark. It will not include a grow operation and will only offer retail marijuana sales, Clark said.

Clark, a Denver-based attorney and former Marine with Grand County roots, said he hopes other business owners can benefit from his new store, whether it be from cross promotion or simply increased traffic through the Alco center.

“We want to open a shop that supports the community,” Clark said.

During the hearing, other local business owners echoed Clark’s hopes for a symbiotic relationship and expressed minimal concerns.

Dennis Finnigan’s business, Fraser Valley Photo, sits just below Clark’s suite. Finnigan said he had some reservations about traffic on the stairs to and from the store, but said he was hopeful that both businesses could coexist.

“I hope it works, and I hope that we all can benefit from it in one way or the other,” Finnigan said.

Clark Lipscomb, representing the nearby Grand Park development and Byers Peak Ranch, questioned whether the new marijuana shop was too close to an approved school site on the Byers Peak Ranch property, and whether it was too close to another Grand Park property along U.S. Highway 40 that could house a retail marijuana store in the future.

Town ordinances dictate that marijuana businesses cannot be located within 1,000 feet of a school or 500 feet of each other. The town determined that Clark’s shop exceeded the requisite distance in both instances.

The approval marks the latest victory for entrepreneurs hoping to tap in to Grand County’s marijuana market. Despite countywide approval for Amendment 64 in 2012, most towns in Grand County have banned marijuana businesses within their borders. Only Fraser and unincorporated Grand County allow such businesses, and only the county allows grow operations.

Craig told the board that, if his business were successful, he would consider expanding his presence in the county.

“If we create a viable business in the town of Fraser, we would evaluate creating our own wholesale or supply facility as well, somewhere,” Clark said.

Hot Sulphur voters support marijuana bans

November 6, 2014 — 

On Tuesday residents of Hot Sulphur Springs affirmed their support for the existing ban on marijuana-related facilities in the town.

Folks in Hot Sulphur Springs were presented with six ballot measures on the ballot exclusively in their community.

Advisory Questions 2C, 2D, 2E and 2F asked residents if they supported the existing town bans on retail marijuana stores, marijuana cultivation facilities (growhouses/greenhouses), marijuana product manufacturing facilities and marijuana testing facilities.

The four advisory questions were intended to provide town trustees with constituent opinions regarding the bans and to inform any future decisions the trustees might make regarding the ban on marijuana facilities.

Additionally, Ballot Issue 2A and 2B asked residents if they approved of the town passing a sales tax and an excise tax on retail marijuana products and cultivation facilities in the event the Board of Trustees allowed such facilities within Hot Sulphur Springs.

Ballot Issue 2A and 2B and the taxes proposed in them were applicable if, and only if, marijuana facilities were to be approved by the Trustees at a later date.

While the Board of Trustees retains the ability to allow marijuana facilities in their community, if the results of the election are any indication, they will not be approving such facilities anytime soon.

Residents approved of the existing ban on retail marijuana facilities with 195 yes votes and 139 no votes. Voters also supported the town ban on marijuana cultivation facilities with 209 yes votes and 123 no votes. Likewise the Hot Sulphur Springs’ bans on marijuana product manufacturing facilities and marijuana testing facilities were supported by voters with Question 2E receiving 201 yes votes to 133 no votes and Question 2F taking 212 yes votes to 121 no votes.

Ballot Issues 2A and 2B were also voted down, though by much closer margins with Issue 2A receiving 154 yes votes to 175 no votes and 2B receiving 152 yes votes to 175 no votes.

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