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Aspen greenlights first recreational marijuana shop

ASPEN — The Local Licensing Authority approved Aspen’s first recreational marijuana retailer on Tuesday.

Although Silverpeak Apothecary legally could begin selling that day, its recreational supplies weren’t ready. That’s because the shop’s grow operation in Redstone hasn’t been approved by the Pitkin Board of County Commissioners, which will review the matter Feb. 12.

Out of four applicants that the licensing board considered, Silverpeak owner Jordan Lewis was the only one to apply for recreational.

“Hopefully we’re going to create the finest marijuana establishment in the country,” said Lewis, who also got approval for his existing medical license.

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