Granby board opposes marijuana retailer just outdoors town limits


An application for a recreational marijuana dispensary would place the retailer at 843 W. Agate Ave, just outdoors town limits. Granby’s elected officials have backed a letter asking the Grand Board of County Commissioners to deny the application.
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A letter signed by Granby’s mayor on behalf of the board of trustees explicitly expresses their “strong opposition” to a proposed marijuana dispensary just outdoors of town.

“While the Board understands marijuana establishments are permitted in Grand County, the Board and the citizens of the Town of Granby have unequivocally voiced opposition to such establishments inside and about the town’s neighborhood,” the letter reads.

It is been addressed and sent to the Grand Board of County Commissioners, an try to lobby the county officials ahead of their scheduled hearing on the proposed dispensary set for 1 p.m. Nov. 12.

The application for the recreational marijuana dispensary would place the retailer at 843 W. Agate Ave. by Grand County Automotive and Ace Hardware, and straight away adjacent to Granby town limits, although it wouldn’t basically be below the town’s jurisdiction. 

The application was filed by IgadI, which has a properly-established healthcare and recreational dispensary, its personal develop operation and the company’s headquarters on US Highway 40 in Tabernash, about 12 miles down the road from exactly where IgadI has filed to open a further retail marijuana retailer. 

Primarily based on the quantity of pot purchases in Grand County, a considerable sum could be at stake, particularly contemplating there are no other marijuana dispensaries anyplace on Agate Avenue. 

Figures released by the Colorado Division of Income show that Grand County made extra than $four million worth of recreational marijuana sales by way of the 1st seven months of this year alone. The total is far much less than some of Grand’s neighboring counties, but nevertheless noteworthy for a county with an estimated population of only 15,000 men and women. 

Although IgadI also has other areas in Colorado, none reside in Grand County save the one particular in Tabernash, and David Michel, IgadI’s basic counsel, pointed this reality out more than the telephone as he mentioned IgadI would like to greater serve prospects who reside on the northern finish of the county outdoors the Fraser Valley.

But the mayor’s letter does not mention the income or access in the county. Rather, it seizes on a 2010 vote disallowing healthcare marijuana sales in Granby, along with “community feedback and further hearings concerning recreational marijuana facilities,” when the board voted down recreational marijuana establishments.

“As discussed above, on various occasions the citizens of Granby and the Board of Trustees have created clear that they do not want any marijuana establishments inside their neighborhood,” the letter states.

The town’s elected officials taking a tough stance against the proposed dispensary came somewhat as a surprise to IgadI, Michel mentioned, explaining that IgadI’s management group believed the town wouldn’t take a stance for or against the dispensary.

Michel emphasized that he does not want to get into any type of public relations battle with the town and plans to speak just before the board on Tuesday, but he mentioned IgadI has currently place adequate time and income into the application that he’s expecting the organization to see it by way of.

“The neighborhood will speak out for or against (the new dispensary), and the commissioners can make their selection primarily based on that, and I will respect what ever selection they make,” Michel mentioned. “But the place meets all needs and the ownership meets all needs … so there is not a strong justification for denying this.”

In closing, the Granby mayor’s letter also asks the county commissioners to take into consideration negotiating an intergovernmental agreement with the town so each of them have “certain assurances” when these types of improvement matters arise along their frequent boundary in the future.

The county commission meets on the 1st 4 Tuesdays of each and every month at 308 Byers Ave., Hot Sulphur Springs. Any individual wishing to provide comments on the proposed dispensary can voice them in individual in the course of the hearing mail them to PO Box 120, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451 or e-mail comments to [email protected]


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