Summit County calls time out on pot dispensaries
October 30, 2009
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. – The Summit County commissioners have imposed a 120-day moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas. It’s the latest local government to call a time out so it can figure out how to regulate the business.
Colorado voters approved medical marijuana in 2000, but local governments can control where the dispensaries can open.
The Summit County commissioners approved a moratorium this week. A half-dozen other counties and towns have also imposed moratoriums or are considering them.
The Summit County town of Silverthorne approved its own rules for marijuana dispensaries this week. A moratorium there is set to end Nov. 10.
Silverthorne’s rules govern where dispensaries can operate and where medical marijuana can be cultivated.