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Grand Junction City Council discusses marijuana regulations

The council is still deciding how to award licenses for businesses to sell cannabis products.
Published: Jan. 10, 2022 at 10:26 PM MST
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The Grand Junction City Council discussed marijuana regulations within the city at a Monday evening workshop.

The council is still deciding how to award licenses for businesses to sell cannabis products. The process could be a weighted lottery, a merit system, a hybrid of both processes, or the use of sufficiency criteria.

Councilors Dennis Simpson, Rick Taggert, and Philip Pe’a voiced support for a merit system. Mayor Chuck McDaniel and Councilor Abe Herman voiced support for a hybrid system. Meanwhile, Councilor Randall Reitz expressed his support for a weighted lottery.

Vice Mayor Anna Stout said she thinks marijuana businesses should be able to operate like any other business in the city, she advocated for a “free market” approach to cannabis regulation.

For the full text of the City of Grand Junction staff report on marijuana regulation, click here.

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