The Craig City Council plans to vote on an emergency moratorium of all medical marijuana dispensaries at its meeting tonight, which begins at 7:30 p.m.
The possible ordinance was placed on the agenda after it became known that a resident was interested in opening a dispensary in Craig.
The ordinance would prevent the operation of any and all dispensaries, as well as preclude the city from accepting or approving any building documents for proposed dispensaries.
In addition, the ordinance would repeal any other ordinances conflicting with the moratorium and give a date for when the moratorium would end.
Before the council's vote, city officials expect to hear a presentation from Craig resident Shaun Hadley and his business partner, Larry Hill, of Longmont, who plan to open a local dispensary under the name Craig Apothecary.
Marijuana was legalized in Colorado for medicinal purposes after voters approved a constitutional amendment in November 2000. However, its sale and use remain illegal under federal law.
The council will have a public workshop on medical marijuana and other issues at 5:30 p.m.
The council also plans to discuss zoning regulations regarding livestock within city limits and a change to noise ordinances.
The livestock issue surfaced at the council's last meeting, Aug. 11, when resident Lex Burton approached the city about keeping horses on his property at the north end of Colorado Street.
Burton said he has kept horses there since before the city annexed the property. He said he had a verbal agreement with officials at the time that he could keep horses as long as he was alive.