Five things to know about marijuana policy in unincorporated Jefferson County
1. Amendment 64 of the Colorado Constitution authorizes recreational use of marijuana and allows operation facilities for cultivation, manufacturing, testing and retail …
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1. Amendment 64 of the Colorado Constitution authorizes recreational use of marijuana and allows operation facilities for cultivation, manufacturing, testing and retail sales. However, the amendment allows counties to regulate the industry, including banning any of the four operations. In Jefferson County, a moratorium forbidding all commercial marijuana operations ends Jan. 1.
2. In a series of meetings beginning on May 29, county staff informed county commissioners Libby Szabo, Casey Tighe and Don Rosier about all aspects of marijuana, including retail, manufacturing, testing and distribution.
3. Following the meetings, commissioners decided to allow testing facilities in unincorporated Jefferson County and to continue the prohibition of marijuana cultivation and manufacturing facilities and retail stores.
4. A first reading of the ordinance took place Sept. 1.
5. A public hearing on the ordinance is scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 22 in Hearing Room 1 of the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Building, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden.
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