Former prison proposed for pot growing business

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

DENVER (AP) A Colorado businessman wants to use a former prison in the small town of Brush to grow and sell marijuana, but first he has to persuade local residents and elected officials.

The Denver Post reported Saturday (http://tinyurl.com/orcscv4 ) Nicholas Erker says the prison's security, utility lines and isolated location would make it ideal for marijuana.

The prison closed in 2010. Erker bought it in March for $150,000.

Recreational marijuana sales have been legal in Colorado since January, but Brush has a moratorium on pot businesses. The City Council plans to vote on extending the moratorium or put it to a public vote in November.

Erker is vice president of Erker Grain Co. in nearby Fort Morgan. He estimates a marijuana business could create 31 jobs with a payroll of $1 million.


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