(Denver Post file)

Volunteers wanted: Jefferson County forms a marijuana task force

The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners has launched its search for participants in its marijuana taskforce to help the county determine its direction for recreational marijuana sales.

The board placed a moratorium on marijuana establishments in unincorporated Jefferson County until February 2015 to allow time for the board to see how other cities handled the law and to research how it would impact the community.

In December 2013, Jeffco commissioner Don Rosier told YourHub the task force would represent a variety of interests, from the sheriff’s office to members of the marijuana industry.

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The county is looking for individuals who can help county staff identify and report the impacts of recreational retail marijuana on public health and safety, government and business, according to a press release.

The number of people on the taskforce is yet to be determined.

The task force will meet on some, but not all, Monday afternoons for approximately six months.

The application is available on the Jefferson County website and can be submitted electronically to countyadministrator@jeffco.us or mailed to the County Administrator’s Office (100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO 80419).

Completed applications must be received by March 12.

Josie Klemaier: 303-954-2465, jklemaier@denverpost.com

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