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BOCC OKs retail pot license

August 16, 2016 — The Grand County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) moved to approve the retail marijuana license for Serene Wellness LLC in Winter Park in a 2-1 vote during their Tuesday, August 16 meeting. Commissioners Linke and Manguso moved to approve the license while Commissioner Tollett voted […]

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WP requests restraining order on BOCC

August 16, 2016 — The Town of Winter Park (WP) is taking legal action against the Grand County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). District Court Judge Mary Hoak signed a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on Monday August 15. The TRO was requested by WP and is directed at the […]

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Public comment meeting on Winter Park dispensary

August 9, 2016 — At their Tuesday, August 9 meeting, the BOCC held a public hearing regarding the proposed marijuana dispensary in Winter Park. Serene Wellness, who operates dispensaries in Fraser and Empire and seeks a third location, submitted the application for the dispensary. The proposal is facing strong […]

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Requests overwhelming agencies — but is it pot that’s bringing more poor to Pueblo?

July 25, 2016 — Is legalized marijuana bringing more poor people to Pueblo County? For local nonprofit agencies that are the front line in dealing with indigent people, there is no question more poor single people and families have been knocking on their doors in the past few years. […]

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Requests overwhelming agencies — but is it pot that’s bringing more poor to Pueblo?

July 25, 2016 — Is legalized marijuana bringing more poor people to Pueblo County? For local nonprofit agencies that are the front line in dealing with indigent people, there is no question more poor single people and families have been knocking on their doors in the past few years. […]

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Glenwood moves to toughen pot shop rules

July 1, 2016 — New marijuana businesses in Glenwood Springs will face a special planning review to make sure the proposed location is suitable, and will have to be separated by at least 900 feet. Those are the new rules that won initial approval Thursday night on a 6-1 […]

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Glenwood moves to toughen pot shop rules

July 1, 2016 — New marijuana businesses in Glenwood Springs will face a special planning review to make sure the proposed location is suitable, and will have to be separated by at least 900 feet. Those are the new rules that won initial approval Thursday night on a 6-1 […]

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Council set to weigh pot rule revisions

July 1, 2016 — A ban on new marijuana businesses in the downtown core, a special permit review that would involve the city’s planning commission and a greatly increased 900-foot setback between shops are among options before Glenwood Springs City Council this Thursday. The options were among the ideas […]

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Basalt-area marijuana farm’s license in peril

July 1, 2016 — In a highly charged meeting Tuesday, Pitkin County commissioners told the owners of High Valley Farms, a marijuana grow facility that debuted last year, that its license is in serious peril because of its chronic stench. The meeting was the latest in a series of […]

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Silverthorne Town Council votes to extend hours for retail marijuana shops

July 1, 2016 — People looking to purchase marijuana in Silverthorne after sundown are now in luck. On Wednesday night, the Silverthorne Town Council unanimously approved an ordinance extending the hours of operation at retail marijuana shops. Shops can now operate from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Prior town […]

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Vail pot moratorium moves forward

July 1, 2016 — VAIL — While resort towns elsewhere were quick to jump into retail marijuana sales, Vail continues its wait-and-see approach. The Vail Town Council Tuesday unanimously passed on first reading an ordinance that will extend the town’s current moratorium on retail marijuana sales in town. The […]

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Fraser green lights second retail marijuana store

July 1, 2016 — 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, […]

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Grand County commissioners to hear marijuana permit request

July 1, 2016 — The Grand County commissioners will conduct a public hearing regarding a special use permit for a marijuana cultivation facility near Granby. The board will consider the application on Tuesday, July 22, in the Grand County Administration Building in Hot Sulphur Springs. The Grand County Planning […]

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Grand County planning board says no to proposed marijuana grow facility

July 1, 2016 — Grand County Planning Commission voted four to two against issuing a special use permit for a proposed marijuana grow facility near Granby. The Department of Planning and Zoning recommended the commission approve the permit. “We do have to recommend approval on this,” said Kristen Manguso, […]

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Fraser green lights second retail marijuana store

July 1, 2016 — 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, […]

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Grand County puts off Highland Lumber rezoning decision

July 1, 2016 — The Grand County commissioners decided to table a proposal to rezone the former Highland Lumber building on U.S. Highway 40 in Tabernash, which might become a medical-marijuana grow facility. Wells Fargo Bank took ownership of the 11-acre parcel and building after foreclosing on the owner. […]

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Retail pot shop opens in Eagle-Vail

July 1, 2016 — EAGLE COUNTY — The Vail Valley’s second retail marijuana shop opens Monday. There will be more in the coming months. Eagle’s Sweet Leaf Pioneer has been open since spring, and another shop is planned. While every other town in the valley has either banned or […]

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Is marijuana revitalizing Eagle-Vail?

July 1, 2016 — EAGLE-VAIL — Can marijuana revitalize Eagle-Vail’s commercial district? Whatever the answer ultimately is, the marijuana business is growing — and bringing more people to — a stretch of U.S. Highway 6 some are already calling the “Green Mile.” By Nov. 8, there will be three […]

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Growers abandon $8.3 million in illegal pot

July 1, 2016 — GYPSUM – Just because pot is legal in Colorado does not mean you can grow it on someone else’s land. In the last week, illegal growers walked away from 3,630 marijuana plants worth as much as $8.3 million in marijuana, 1,000 in Eagle County near […]

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Vail bans retail pot another year

July 1, 2016 — VAIL — The Vail town council voted unanimously to extend its temporary ban on retail marijuana for another year in order to gather more information and observe other towns such as Aspen, who have legalized retail sales. The town had set a self-imposed July 31 […]

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