Marijuana plants fill a grow room in Denver. (Kathryn Scott Osler, Denver Post file)

After neighbors complain about Aspen pot farm’s stink, grower put on notice

Silverpeak Apothecary's High Valley Farms isn’t meeting the no-smell rule that is a condition of the cultivator’s license to operate in Basalt, located about 20 miles southeast of Aspen

ASPEN, Colo. — A pot farm is working to keep the odor from marijuana plants inside its 25,000-square-foot greenhouse as residents complain and commissioners lose patience.

Jordan Lewis, a managing partner at Silverpeak Apothecary, talks to the Board of County Commissioners about retail marijuana fees during the commissioner's regular meeting on Wednesday.
Jordan Lewis, a managing partner at Silverpeak Apothecary, talks to the Board of County Commissioners about retail marijuana fees during the commissioner’s regular meeting on Feb. 12, 2014. (Michael McLaughlin, The Aspen Times)

The Aspen Times reports residents told Pitkin County commissioners that High Valley Farms isn’t meeting the no-smell rule that is a condition of the cultivator’s license to operate in Basalt, located about 20 miles southeast of Aspen.

Commissioners during a Tuesday meeting told the farm to eradicate the smell by September or its license to operate won’t be renewed.

High Valley Farms CEO Jordan Lewis told commissioners Tuesday that glitches in the exhaust system are to blame and that the smell should be gone in the next 45 days to six months.

Residents in the audience weren’t placated, with some calling for the farm’s closure.

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