After the passage of Amendment 64 in November 2012, the Delta City Council moved quickly to place a moratorium on any business selling marijuana for recreational use within city limits. That move was formalized last week with the adoption of an ordinance that makes unlawful "any retail marijuana establishment, including a retail marijuana store, marijuana cultivation facility, marijuana testing facility, or marijuana product manufacturing facility within the city limits."
There was little discussion among council members, all of whom voted in favor of exercising the city's prerogative to "opt out" of the state regulations. Prior to the meeting they had received a memo from city manager Justin Clifton explaining the issue. Clifton included a PowerPoint presentation from the Colorado Municipal League showing 36 boards/councils have banned marijuana establishments, 13 allow those businesses, and 28 continue in a moratorium.
Clifton further noted that 56 percent of Delta County voters opposed Amendment 64.
The city council previously outlawed medical marijuana facilities in Delta.blog comments powered by Disqus