Cedaredge trustees acting on Feb. 21 adopted a moratorium on facilities engaged in the cultivation, processing, testing, or sale of marijuana.
The other Surface Creek Valley municipality, Orchard City, has also enacted a moratorium covering the same types of businesses, collectively called "marijuana facilities."
The ordinance directs that the town board will hold at least one public hearing "regarding regulating, extending this moratorium to prepare an initiation of a referendum for Nov. 2014 or banning personal use of marijuana by ordinance."
The public hearing is to take place prior to the Oct. 1 expiration of the moratorium.
The moratorium ordinance states the following: "No use or operation regarding personal marijuana shall be considered a 'use by right,' an 'accessory use,' a 'conditional use,' or a 'lawful nonconforming use' in any zoning district of the Town of Cedaredge."
On Nov. 10, 2010, the town adopted an ordinance against medical marijuana centers and related operations in the town.
The moratorium ordinance will become effective in 30 days. Trustee Nancy Sturgill voted against the ordinance.blog comments powered by Disqus