Panel Discusses Marijuana Businesses, Zoning For Fairbanks

ALASKA:  Just where in the Fairbanks North Star Borough marijuana businesses should be allowed and under what conditions continued to be discussed Friday by a special panel convened by Mayor Luke Hopkins

It was the second meeting of the marijuana working group. Hopkins is working on a new zoning ordinance, dealing with pot businesses, that is expected to be introduced in the coming weeks.

Borough planners presented ideas via PowerPoint, offering a glimpse into the kind of zoning ordinance the mayor is crafting.

Possible zones compatible with marijuana facilities are agricultural, commercial, industrial and general use, according to borough planner Kellen Spillman.


Silt Marijuana Fight Grows More Heated

COLORADO:  The fight over growing marijuana in Silt has intensified, with a residents group that blocked a proposed grow site vowing to stop such an operation anywhere in town.

A special use permit application by High Q LLC for a marijuana cultivation and manufacturing plant near the Eagle’s View and Stoney Ridge subdivisions was turned down by trustees after about 200 people showed up to oppose the plan.

A second permit for a proposed cultivation facility was rejected 4-3.

Doug Stahl and Marco Dehm, managing members of Aurum Peak LLC who for the last 13 years have operated a cabinet shop, Eurostyle Woodworking, were seeking to open a cultivation facility at their shop on Front Street, the Glenwood Springs Post-Independent reported (