Glenwood Moves To Toughen Pot Shop Rules

COLORADO:  New marijuana businesses in Glenwood Springs will face a special planning review to make sure the proposed location is suitable, and will have to be separated by at least 900 feet.

Those are the new rules that won initial approval Thursday night on a 6-1 vote by Glenwood Springs City Council.

Council’s action, which will be considered on second and final reading Aug. 20, would amend the city’s retail and medical marijuana codes, adding the new land-use review and revised setback provisions.

Under the new special permit process, public hearings would be held before the Glenwood Planning and Zoning Commission for recommendation, but City Council would hold the final decision.