Recreational marijuana stores could open in San Juan County by April under an ordinance approved unanimously by the county commissioners on Wednesday, Feb. 12.
The ordinance takes effect 30 days after publication in the Standard next week of some minor changes adopted by the commissioners after a public hearing.
County Administrator Willy Tookey said he has “gotten a couple of calls” from those interested in opening such a business, inquiring where the county is in its process.
Recreational marijuana-related businesses remain banned from the Town of Silverton, pending the outcome of April 1 ballot measures on the matter.
“This is a new area for us,” said County Board Chairman Ernie Kuhlman. “I don’t know what it’s going to require” in terms of law enforcement and regulatory requirements.
The ordinance adopted Wednesday stipulates that the county commissioners will review regulations annually.
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