(Joe Amon, Denver Post file)

Map: Aurora OKs licenses for 21 recreational pot shops

The City of Aurora announced Thursday it has awarded licenses to 21 businesses as the city’s first recreational marijuana shops, which can open as soon as Oct. 1.

Each of the city’s six wards are allowed up to four recreational pot shops. There will be four shops each in Wards 1 to 5, and Ward 6 will start with one shop.

The city received 58 applications by the July 31 deadline, and the applications were reviewed on a points system.

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The Green Solution, which has four stores around Denver already, will have four stores in Aurora.

Aurora has not had any medical or recreational marijuana sales to date.

Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan said the city has handled the process well and said the city has received several compliments from those engaged in the process with the staff.

“Certainly there are going to be winners and losers,” Hogan said of the applicants. “Those who got their licenses chosen, I’m sure they are good companies and will do a good job in opening and addressing whatever need is in the market in Aurora.”

According to the city, licenses will be issued to these applicants:

Ward I: 3LP LLC, 1401 Peoria St.; The Green Solution, 1450 Havana St.; Starbuds, 1408 Del Mar Parkway, Unit B2; and Altitude Aurora, 10455 E. Colfax Ave.

Ward II: Terrapin Care Station, 11900 E. 33rd Ave.; 3LP LLC, 6403 N. Jackson Gap St.; The Green Solution, 14301 E. Colfax Ave.; Mountain States Group, LLC, 719 Billings St.

Ward III: Terrapin Care Station, 11091 E Mississippi Ave, Suite B; Lightshade, 503 Havana St.; The Green Solution, 350 S. Potomac St.; Sweet Leaf, 15200 E. Sixth Ave., Unit 1

Ward IV: The Green Solution, 3179 S. Peoria Court; Medicine Man Aurora, 1901 S. Havana St.; Rocky Road Aurora, 2224 S. Fraser St., Unit 6; Colorado Harvest Company, 11002 E. Yale Ave.

Ward V: Lightshade, 5380 S. Parker Road; Good Chemistry, 16840 E. Iliff Ave.; Euflora, 4343 S. Buckley Road; Colorado Harvest Company, 14655 E. Arapahoe Road

Ward VI: Euflora, 6260 S. Gun Club Road

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