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Vote on rural pot grows in Routt County prepped for Nov. 8 ballot

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.

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County has budding interest in pot

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.

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City Council members express interest in proposing additional taxes on marijuana, alcohol

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.

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Hayden Town Council approves marijuana-grow facility

The Hayden Town Council on Thursday night gave the green light to the town’s first marijuana-growing facility.

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Colorado Agricultural Commission adapting to workload associated with rise of hemp and marijuana

Commissioner of Agriculture Don Brown firm on pot, pesticides

Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Don Brown told a local audience June 8 the Department of Agriculture has been busy facilitating the growing interest in raising industrial hemp.

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Doctors, hospital leaders endorse pot tax proposal

Levy would generate funds for substance abuse prevention, treatment

The list of people endorsing the proposal includes Tom Gangle, regional director of Mindsprings Health; Dave Wilkinson, emergency director for Yampa Valley Medical Center; several staff members at the Foundry, a local rehabilitation center; and YVMC CEO Frank May.

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City Councilman proposes new taxes on marijuana, lift ticket sales

A Steamboat Springs City Councilman is seeking support for two tax measures he feels are needed to improve city services and combat a local substance abuse epidemic.

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Marijuana grow operation enters public process in Hayden

Resident Rodney McGowen is moving forward with plans to build a marijuana cultivation business in Hayden.

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District may create policy to govern use of medical marijuana in schools

Steamboat Springs Board of Education members are considering whether to create a policy to govern the use of medical marijuana in schools following passage of a Colorado bill.

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Council reverses decision and votes in favor of pot shop move

Majority votes in favor of marijuana business move

Curve Plaza is about to get a little greener.

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Recreational marijuana sales arrive in Steamboat Springs

Recreational marijuana sales arrive in Steamboat Springs