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Medical pot to be discussed at Telluride, Vail

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

TELLURIDE, Colo. – Telluride and Vail are the latest Colorado towns wrestling with how to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries.

Officials at both towns are meeting Monday to discuss zoning rules for the burgeoning industry. Telluride Mayor Stu Fraser says the town’s elected officials want to solve the matter before elections in November.

Besides zoning, the town will discuss sales taxes for dispensaries and what signs to allow.

Vail’s planning and environmental commission will also discuss zoning issues before making recommendations to the town council.

Colorado voters approved medical marijuana in 2000, but local governments have control over zoning decisions on where the dispensaries can open.

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