(Karl Gehring, Denver Post file)

Manitou Springs to have first recreational sales on July 31

Recreational marijuana sales will begin in Manitou Springs on Thursday, July 31.

Bill Conkling made the announcement late Friday, saying that the “long process” is finally coming to an end. The first recreational pot licensee in El Paso County and the owner of Maggie’s Farm medical marijuana centers has been a part of the process to bring the industry to Manitou for more than a year.

Conkling said he hopes his store will be a positive presence in the city of more than 5,000 people.

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