Routt County medical marijuana timeline

August 2009

— Rocky Mountain Remedies and D and C Medical Marijuana and Therapeutic Massage open and agree to follow Steamboat Springs Police Department guidelines.

Aug. 5, 2009

The Steamboat Springs City Council votes not to impose an emergency moratorium on medical marijuana businesses.

Aug. 18, 2009

The Steamboat Springs City Council enacts a 90-day moratorium, which prevents other businesses from opening until a medical marijuana ordinance is drafted.

December 2009

Aloha Mobile Caregivers opens. The business is based in Denver but serves patients in Routt, Moffat and Summit counties. LMS Dispensary opens in Yampa.

Dec. 1, 2009

The Steamboat Springs City Council approves a first reading of the medical marijuana ordinance but asks city attorneys to make revisions.

Dec. 15, 2009

The Steamboat Springs City Council delays the second reading of the medical marijuana ordinance because Councilman Jon Quinn questions a provision that would allow law enforcement to access security footage at any time.

Jan. 5, 2010

The Steamboat Springs City Council approves a second reading of the medical marijuana ordinance, permitting two for-profit centers and one cooperative.

Jan. 14, 2010

The Oak Creek Town Board declines to impose a moratorium or take action on a medical marijuana center application from a group led by Stagecoach resident Jacob Wise.

Jan. 20, 2010

The Oak Creek Planning Commission approves a land-use change that would allow a medical marijuana center and recommends the Oak Creek Town Board approve the change.

Jan. 28, 2010

The Oak Creek Town Board approves a six-month conditional license for Mary’s, the center for the group led by Jacob Wise.

Feb. 2, 2010

The Steamboat Springs City Council approves business licenses for Rocky Mountain Remedies, D and C Medical Marijuana and Therapeutic Massage, and Natural Choice Co-op.

March 12, 2010

The Oak Creek Town Board approves a medical marijuana ordinance and imposes a 180-day moratorium to consider land-use changes for grow operations.

April 18, 2010

Rocky Mountain Remedies’ Kandy Kush wins best strain at the inaugural Western Slope Cannabis Crown in Aspen.

May 11, 2010

The Routt County Board of Commissioners approves a conditional land-use application for Aloha’s in Milner but requires owner Chris Ward to make 17 changes to his facility to transform it from a residential to commercial building.

May 20, 2010

The Hayden Town Council votes not to amend the town’s land-use code to allow medical marijuana centers.

June 8, 2010

The Routt County Board of Commissioners approves a moratorium to prohibit businesses from applying to operate a medical marijuana center in the county through Dec. 31.

June 25, 2010

The Oak Creek Town Board approves a request from Mary’s owner Jacob Wise to operate a kitchen to make medical-marijuana-infused products.

July 4, 2010

Aloha’s opens in Milner.

July 16, 2010

The Hayden Town Council hears a first reading of an ordinance prohibiting medical marijuana centers.

July 22, 2010

The Oak Creek Town Board approves a proposal from two Summit County residents for a grow operation and commercial kitchen in town but denies their request to open a center.

Aug. 1, 2010

Medical marijuana centers, growers and infused-product makers are required to apply for licenses from the Colorado Department of Revenue. LMS Dispensary in Yampa doesn’t apply and later closes.

Aug. 19, 2010

The Hayden Town Council approves an ordinance prohibiting medical marijuana centers. The ordinance doesn’t affect a medical marijuana cardholder’s personal use or cultivation.

Sept. 1, 2010

The Yampa Town Board adopts a moratorium on medical marijuana businesses until July 1, 2011, which coincides with the moratorium imposed by House Bill 1284.

Sept. 9, 2010

The Oak Creek Town Board refers Jacob Wise’s request to operate an 1,800-square-foot grow operation in downtown Oak Creek to the Oak Creek Planning Commission, which meets Oct. 20.

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