MARIJUANA MORATORIUM TO BE CONSIDERED BY GLENWOOD CITY COUNCIL
Glenwood Springs—Does Glenwood Springs need another weed shop or grow op? Tonight the Glenwood Springs City Council will tackle that question and discuss an ordinance to impose a 90 day moratorium on all new license applications for marijuana-related businesses. Council members have been talking about the temporary ban, declaring an emergency due to the “rapid proliferation of medical marijuana centers, retail marijuana stores, cultivation centers and testing facilities. The council may vote in favor of the moratorium that will go into effect immediately after tonight’s vote.
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