(John Leyba, Denver Post file)

Leaders in Brush block proposal to turn former prison into pot shop

BRUSH, Colo. — A former prison in Brush will not become a marijuana grow operation, after city leaders voted in favor of keeping the pot ban.

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Monday night, City Council members voted 4-3 to keep its current moratorium on pot businesses in place through 2016, Brush City Administrator Monty Torres confirmed with 7News reporter Jennifer Kovaleski.

Nicholas Erker of nearby Fort Morgan bought the prison for $150,000 in March. He said the building would be one of the safest places to grow pot.

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