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)

Aspen could have recreational sales soon as Pitkin County commissioners OK new rules

The Pitkin Board of County Commissioners approved an ordinance adopting recreational marijuana licensing regulations for Pitkin County and may have cleared the way for Jordan Lewis to begin selling recreational marijuana in Aspen.

It took the board several months of creating the regulations and several more months to tweak them until the Wednesday meeting, when the board approved the new regulations by a vote of 4-1, with Commissioner George Newman casting the lone “no” vote.

For Lewis, the adoption of the regulations and an optional premise that was added Wednesday could clear the way for his business, Silverpeak Apothecary, to begin selling recreational marijuana before the end of the month.

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