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Posted on: September 16, 2010

[ARCHIVED] Council passes ban on commercial medical marijuana

All commercial medical marijuana operations will be prohibited in Castle Rock as of Jan. 1.

Town Council voted 4-3 Tuesday to pass a prohibition ordinance on second and final reading.

The ordinance will take effect after the standard 30-day referendum period.

The ordinance will ban medical marijuana centers, optional-premises cultivation and the manufacturing of marijuana-infused products within Town limits – an action allowed by the Colorado Medical Marijuana Code.

The ordinance means that the only licensed medical marijuana business can continue to operate until its business license expires Dec. 31, provided it remains in good standing. After that time, that business also will be subject to the prohibition ordinance.

It also means that, as of Jan. 1, 2011, medical marijuana only could be lawfully cultivated in Castle Rock by a patient, for personal use, or by a caregiver, as authorized by the Medical Marijuana Code and the Colorado Constitution.

Questions regarding the ordinance can be directed to Town Clerk Sally Misare, 303-660-1367 or smisare@CRgov.com.

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