by: Rob Hagan
Voters said yes to tax and regulate marijuana businesses in Grand Junction, and the city council’s job is to decide the number, location, and tax rate of those stores. But, few decisions were made at the last city council workshop, and time is running out because the city starts licensing those stores in the first quarter of 2022.
Council member and Mayor Pro Tem, Anna Stout says, “We’re tackling a really complex topic here because it’s not as simple as saying, here’s how we’re going to do our marijuana regulations. There are so many factors to consider. Whether or not there’s a limit to the number of stores. Whether that’s a cap or determined by things like zoning and buffering, or sort of putting districts out there.”