Pitkin County commissioners met privately with their attorney Wednesday to discuss their potential legal standing in the neighborhood flap over the marijuana smell emitting from a Basalt-area grow facility.
Attorney John Ely could not comment about the half-hour talk but said a work session will be held for the public to chime in on the odors that originate from the High Valley Farms indoor grow center, which supplies Silverpeak Apothecary’s medical and recreational dispensaries in Aspen. The farm and the dispensaries share common ownership.
It’s not just High Valley Farms that’s responsible for the stench, said Mimi Trombatore, an employee of Gallegos Corp., which has offices in the Holland Hills Business Center.
The complex, across Highway 82 from High Valley Farms, is home to two licensed marijuana growers. They, too, have contributed to the stench, she told commissioners at their meeting, which preceded their private discussion with Ely.