(David Zalubowski, Associated Press file)

Silt board unanimously rejects large marijuana grow/processing facility

SILT, Colo. — With a crowd of nearly 200 people overflowing into the hallway in protest of a large marijuana cultivation and manufacturing operation, the Silt Town Board on Monday unanimously voted against allowing the facility.

The proposed special-use permit was for a two-story, 22,000-square-foot marijuana cultivation and processing plant that would have been located on a 7.55-acre parcel of land zoned rural/agricultural.

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The site between two subdivisions was less than a football field away from some homes.

“The Silt municipal code is supposed to promote the public health, safety and welfare of the community,” said Joe Carpenter, president of the Eagle’s View subdivision. “I have three concerns. This, to me, fails to meet the criteria. The marijuana fails to meet the federal criteria. and this location is inappropriate.”

Read more about the Silt Town Board’s rejection of a marijuana grow at PostIndependent.com.

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