COLORADO (ap) - Eight La Plata County residents interested in growing plants for the medical marijuana business have turned in paperwork before a new moratorium on the activity kicks in.
The time-out is intended to give county officials time to assess the impacts of the operations and recommend regulations.
When a previous moratorium was lifted, 30 people requested application forms. The deadline for submitting the applications is 5:00pm Wednesday.
A new law takes effect Thursday that imposes statewide regulations on the industry, including rules for the estimated 1,100 pot dispensaries across Colorado.
Regulators expect only about half of the existing dispensaries to be able to continue operating under the rules.
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