The La Plata County Commissioners are accepting public comments on proposed land use code changes dealing with medical and recreational (retail) marijuana businesses.
The commissioners had a special business meeting on May 6 for first reading of the code amendment ordinance. They will have the second reading and possible vote on the ordinance on June 10.
The code amendments would affect medical marijuana centers (dispensaries), optional premises (grow operations), and infused product manufacturing. The ordinance will rescind the ban on dispensaries in unincorporated parts of the county.
The ordinance also will rescind the temporary ban on all retail marijuana establishments. It will regulate and allow for the licensing of all retail marijuana establishments authorized under Amendment 64, which legalized possession and use of recreational marijuana for adults in Colorado.
This will include retail stores, cultivation facilities, product manufacturing, and testing facilities.
In addition, the ordinance includes restrictions on personal cultivation of marijuana.
Information on the ordinance and draft regulations is at http://www.co.laplata.co.us. Select Departments and Elected Officials/ administration/ marijuana licensing.
Public comments may be sent to Kathleen Lyon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, call 382-6219.