GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Recreational marijuana businesses can now set up shop in a western Colorado town that banned them in 2013.
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports trustees in the town of Parachute voted 4-2 to remove their ban on recreational marijuana shops, cultivation centers, and testing or product manufacturing businesses.
Weed on the Western Slope
Local schools will be getting a percent of the sales tax revenue.
The town didn’t set a cap on the number of shops allowed, but set business license fees at $5,000 in the first year and $2,000 for each renewal. Like other communities, trustees decided to limit zoning for these businesses to at least 500 feet from schools and 150 feet from other pot shops.
Parachute is located along Interstate 70 near two other towns that allow marijuana sales: De Beque and Silt.
Information from: The Daily Sentinel