(John Leyba, Denver Post file)

Granby board may annex property to block recreational pot shop

A last-ditch effort by the Granby Board of Trustees to stop a marijuana business from opening in an unincorporated enclave within the town could lead to a legal showdown.

The board will consider an emergency ordinance to annex a property on U.S. 40 at its meeting Tuesday, Dec. 9.

“You’re telling me those people can’t find a better place to put a marijuana store than in an island within the town of Granby that doesn’t want it there to begin with?” said Wally Baird, Granby’s town manager.

Granby narrowly voted against medical marijuana dispensaries in 2010, with roughly 53 percent of voters backing prohibition.

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