Eggs are added into a mixer with cannabutter at a marijuana edibles bakery in Denver. (Brennan Linsley, Associated Press file)

Wheat Ridge OKs manufacturing of MIPs, but with many caveats

A Wheat Ridge moratorium on applications for businesses that manufacture marijuana-infused products (MIPs) has been lifted and new rules set in place on where they can operate.

The new rules are now more in line with pot shops and means the manufacturing businesses may not locate within 1,000 feet of a school, residential child care facility, drug treatment facility or a college, university, or seminary.

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Manufacturers may not locate within one-quarter mile of one another. They won’t be allowed to operate in commercial zones but must be in industrial zones.

Before council voted 7-1 on June 23 to approve the measure, District III Councilman Tim Fitzgerald said the new regulations mean there’s little, if any, room for new marijuana-related businesses in the city.

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