(Craig F. Walker, Denver Post file)

Fight in Silt over marijuana grow getting heated in mountain town

SILT, Colo. — The fight over growing marijuana in Silt has intensified, with a residents group that blocked a proposed grow site earlier this week vowing on its Facebook page to stop such an operation anywhere in town and posting that the operator of the business “only cares about herself and her money.”

Meanwhile, a longtime local businessman who had proposed a second grow site that also was rejected Monday by the Town Council blamed the vote on “the residuals from the lynch mob.”

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A special use permit application by High Q LLC for a marijuana cultivation and manufacturing plant near the Eagle’s View and Stoney Ridge subdivisions was unanimously turned down by trustees Monday after about 200 people showed up to oppose the plan.

The second permit for a cultivation facility was rejected 4-3 after the hearing for High Q.

Read more about the proposed Silt marijuana grow facility at PostIndependent.com

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