How big is too big? (When it comes to marijuana growing facilities in unincorporated Routt County)
The Routt County Board of Commissioners is asking the voters to approve a 5 percent excise tax on marijuana grown for retail sale, anticipating it may consider permits for grow operations in the unincorporated county.
We were happy to hear about the state of Colorado’s new rules governing the packaging of medical and recreational marijuana products.
Marijuana dispensaries in Steamboat Springs have sold almost $900,000 more in product so far this year than they did during the first seven months of 2015.
Students with a medical marijuana prescription would be allowed to use marijuana on school grounds only under a strict set of rules, according to a new policy drafted by Steamboat Springs School District staff.
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 rules and information
- • Colorado residents 21 and older can buy up to an ounce of marijuana at a licensed retail store.
- • Out-of-state residents can buy up to a quarter ounce.
- • Those older than 21 can share up to an ounce of marijuana with a friend as long as they're not getting paid.
- • Marijuana can't be smoked in public or anywhere governed by the Clean Indoor Air Act.
- • Ski resorts largely operate on federal land, where marijuana still is illegal.
- • Colorado residents can grow up to six plant in their home, but the plants must be locked up.
- • Drivers with more than 5 nanograms of THC in their blood can be cited for driving under the influence.
- • Employers still can set their own drug policies and fire those who violate them.
- • Marijuana is not allowed at Denver International Airport, and every jurisdiction in Colorado is allowed to set its own rules governing marijuana use.
- • Recreational marijuana will have a 15% excise tax on the wholesale price and a 10% sales tax on the retail price.
- • Medical marijuana will retain its lower tax rate, and the annual registration fee recently was reduced to $15.