Silverton School officials are asking the Town Council to prohibit marijuana-related businesses within 1,000 feet of the school, preschool, youth center, Memorial Park and Kendall Mountain Ski Area, a move that would effectively ban such establishments in almost every corner of town.
A public hearing on town regulations pertaining to marijuana businesses is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25.
At a work session Nov. 18, the Town Council agreed to proceed with a regulatory framework that would allow retail marijuana shops in the downtown business-pedestrian area, and allow marijuana grow facilities as a use subject to review downtown or in the economic development zoned areas.
The draft regulations would also impose a 3 percent excise tax on wholesale marijuana production and an additional 1 percent sales tax on retail sales.
But the Town Council has yet to revisit the issue of setbacks from schools. A draft ordinance that placed setbacks at 250 feet — the same as for liquor stores — drew sharp criticism at the Nov. 12 Town Council meeting.
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