Amendment 64: Communities in Transition

GarCo pot ban could put pressure on towns like Carbondale

August 20, 2013
Earlier this week, Garfield County commissioners approved an ordinance [banning the operation of recreational marijuana facilities in unincorporated parts of Garfield County. ] That means it's up to municipalities like Rifle, Glenwood Springs and Carbondale to be the potential homes for marijuana growing operations, product manufacturing, testing and retail sales.

Carbondale, like the rest of the municipalities in Garfield COunty, is still crafting their recreational marijuana regulations. And last night, Carbondale's board of trustees continued that discussion, touching on topics like sales and excise taxes on marijuana, permissible locations for facilities and more.

After Tuesday night's meeting, KDNK's Eric Skalac caught up with Mayor Stacey Bernot to find out how she thinks the county's new ordinance could impact Carbondale.
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