Committee to look at recreational sales of marijuana

The town of Palmer Lake is forming a committee to look at state marijuana regulations and to decide whether or not to allow the sale of recreational marijuana within the town.
Voters in Colorado passed Amendment 64 in November legalizing the possession, sale and use of marijuana for recreational purposes. The amendment also allows local municipalities to prohibit the cultivation, manufacturing, testing and sale of marijuana through an ordinance.
The Palmer Lake town council would like to have citizen input before making a decision on whether or not to allow it. The town is looking for as many people as possible to be on the committee including residents, business owners and those in the medical marijuana industry.
The town had previously put together a committee prior to approving medical marijuana. The town of Monument and El Paso County have already passed ordinances prohibiting the sale and open consumption of recreational marijuana.
Those who are interested can contact Tara Berreth, town clerk, at 719-481-2953.


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