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Telluride Approves Marijuana Retail Shops


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Telluride Town Council has approved an ordinance that will allow retail marijuana shops to operate in the downtown. This means that anyone over the age of 21 can walk into a local shop and buy pot without a medical marijuana card. 

More on this story from Telluridenews.com.

“Starting sometime after Jan. 1, adults in Telluride will be able walk into retail marijuana shops in town and purchase pot without a medical marijuana card.

On Tuesday, the Telluride Town Council approved an ordinance that will regulate retail marijuana shops in town. The ordinance sets up a licensing scheme that in many ways mirrors Telluride’s medical marijuana policy, and opens the door for retail pot sales to begin in 2014.

The approval makes Telluride one of the few municipalities on the Western Slope to allow the sales of marijuana. Grand Junction, Montrose and most recently, Norwood, have all decided to ban retail sales, joining larger cities around the state like Greeley and Colorado Springs. Nearby Durango placed a moratorium on the sale of non-medical pot, meanwhile.

The passage of Amendment 64 last November made it legal for adults 21 and older in Colorado to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana, but the implementation of retail pot shops has been delayed as the state drafted rules for exactly how recreational pot should be grown and sold. In early July, the Department of Revenue released those rules, which address everything from potency labels to who can work in the marijuana business.”

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