State law prohibits Routt County from imposing an excise tax of more than 5 percent on pot, but the Town of Hayden, which operates under a home rule charter, is not bound by that limitation.
Two developers are proposing a second marijuana growing facility in Hayden.
A local marijuana business owner has mixed feelings about a decision by federal officials related to the legality of marijuana.
The Oak Creek Town Board on Thursday will consider an ordinance that would place restrictions on how residents grow marijuana.
Town of Breckenridge detective urges Routt County Commissioners to ensure they have 'teeth' in their regulations if they choose to allow marijuana grow facilities.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing Aug. 8 regarding the possibility of lifting a moratorium and allowing marijuana growing operations in rural areas of the county.
The revenue generated from the taxes would have been spent on substance abuse treatment and prevention efforts.
County voters could see pot on ballot
The intent behind putting the pot question on the November ballot is to have a tax in effect if commissioners lift the moratorium and begin hearing permit applications for grow facilities.
Looking only at grow facilities, no retail
Routt County officials have studied the policies of other counties that allow marijuana grow operations, as well as the experience of the nearby town of Oak Creek.
The Steamboat Springs City Council in November could ask voters to consider putting an additional tax on the sales of alcohol, marijuana and possibly tobacco in the city as a way to boost substance abuse prevention and treatment in the Yampa Valley.
Recreational marijuana sales arrive in Steamboat Springs