Clerical error delays Fraser retail marijuana hearing
September 22, 2014
The Town of Fraser canceled a Sept. 17 hearing on the county's first retail marijuana outlet after an incorrect address was posted on the agenda.
The agenda listed the proposed address as 255 Mill Ave. in Fraser, though the owner intended to open the retail outlet in an existing medical dispensary at 228 Byers Ave.
Town Manager Jeff Durbin said a mistake had been made when pulling up a prior hearing notice involving the applicant.
"It was an oversight, and it was unfortunate," Durbin said.
Dan Volpe, owner of Serene Wellness Fraser LLC, the county's only medical marijuana dispensary, said he wasn't upset about the mistake, though he had hired a lawyer to attend the Wednesday meeting.
Approval of the retail license was recommended, according to a memo issued to the board, and Volte had complied with all applicable state requirements, competed all required alterations and improvements to the Byers Avenue location and paid all fees.
Recommended Stories For You
A background check of Volpe completed by the Winter Park-Fraser Police Department "found no information that would indicate the license should not be approved," according to fact sheet sent to the board.
The town rescheduled the hearing for its Oct. 15 meeting. The earliest that new Colorado retail shops that were not previously selling medical marijuana can open is Oct. 1.
Trending In: Marijuana
- High Country: Stillwater Brands is here to change your cannabis consumption game
- Pet owners turn to CBD treatments for ailing dogs as research on the subject takes shape
- Aspen marijuana shops sold $11.3 million in 2017, topping liquor stores for first time
- Cannabis Calling: Ryan Sterling’s Rise From Bartender to Budtender to CEO
- High Country: Gonzo lives on at NORML’s Aspen Legal Seminar
- Parents petition for Aspen School District superintendent’s removal
- Aspen’s $20,000 bike lockers gain no traction with commuters
- SKI Magazine names Aspen-Snowmass inaugural ‘resort of the year’ in west
- Mandatory curtailment of water rights in CO raised as possibility
- Pitkin County to prompt valley-wide recycling changes, looking to end drop-off sites