Palisade puts a moratorium on the sale of recreational pot

By: Andrew Reid Email
By: Andrew Reid Email

Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) – The legalization of pot in the state of Colorado has raised many questions on how the state will regulate marijuana sales. The Board of Trustees for the Town of Palisade discussed the issue at a meeting Tuesday night.

The members of the Board decided to draft an ordinance for a moratorium on the sales of recreational marijuana. The ordinance will give the town more time to decide how they will deal with the issue. The town trustees are still seeking public feedback.

"The Board also made very clear that they would like to go to a vote of the people, potentially in November to see how the citizens of Palisade feel about the sale of recreational marijuana in the town of Palisade," says Rich Sales, town administrator.

The Board is expected to vote on the issue during the next town meeting on Tuesday August 6th. If passed the moratorium wouldn't take affect until January 2, 2015. That could change, however, because moratoriums are fluid allowing the board to change the timeline.

KKCO reached out to the owners of the dispensary in Palisade, but they declined to talk saying the issue has become tiresome to them. They did tell the board they do not plan on applying to sell recreational marijuana at this time.


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