Aspen will be home to four recreational marijuana shops after the Local Licensing Authority approved two more licenses Tuesday.
Alternative Medical Solutions, which plans to continue selling medical marijuana products on South Mill Street, was approved for a recreational marijuana license. Leaf Aspen also received approval for its new location in the North of Nell building off East Durant Avenue, which is yet to open. Leaf was also approved to sell recreational marijuana-infused products at its current location on East Cooper Avenue beneath Johnny McGuire’s.
City Clerk Linda Manning said Leaf owner Jesse Miller did not offer a timeline on when he plans to open the East Durant store, as the unit is still under construction.
Alternative Medical Solutions’ initial plan is to acquire a space close to its medical operation and manage the medical and recreational shops separately.
“We want them to browse, feel comfortable and ask questions. The goal is for our customers to take as much time as they need and shop at their own pace.”
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