County Marijuana Facilities On Rise

COLORADO:  A handful of marijuana grow facilities in La Plata County have quietly gotten into the recreational business in the last few months.

County commissioners approved local marijuana regulations in July, and since then three grow facilities – owned by Durango Organics, Acceptus Group and Hesperus Mountain Healers – have been approved.

A facility focused on extracting oil from marijuana plants, Southwest Extraction Technology, is getting close to approval following a hearing earlier in March.

Oil used in marijuana edibles and vaporizers can be extracted from marijuana using either butane or carbon dioxide, said Tyler D’Spain, co-founder and managing director of Aurum Labs, a marijuana testing facility in Durango.

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