From left, City Council Members, Jarrod Ogden, Don Jones, Tony Bohrer, Mayor Terry Carwile, Ray Beck, Gene Bilodeau and Joe Bird listen to community concerns about an ordinance that would prohibit recreational marijuana establishments in Craig.

Photo by Erin Fenner

From left, City Council Members, Jarrod Ogden, Don Jones, Tony Bohrer, Mayor Terry Carwile, Ray Beck, Gene Bilodeau and Joe Bird listen to community concerns about an ordinance that would prohibit recreational marijuana establishments in Craig.

Craig City Council introduces ordinance to prohibit retail marijuana establishments

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— An ordinance to prohibit stores that grow, sell or test marijuana from setting up shop within Craig city limits was introduced Tuesday night to the Craig City Council.

“Either we adopt regulations now or we opt out,” contract attorney Sherman Romney said.

Some brought up concerns they had with the ordinance, namely that it would take business from Craig and divert it to Steamboat Springs.

“I would like to see this tabled for now,” said Jason Warf, who represented the only medical marijuana dispensary in Craig. “If you opt in and allow just the one business, you will get kickbacks from the state and sales tax.”

The ordinance will get its first reading at the next City Council meeting Aug. 13.

Erin Fenner can be reached at 970-875-1794 or efenner@craigdailypress.com

Comments

misterkindbuds 1 year, 1 month ago

I thought conservatives were pro-business and for less government interference?

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citizensforgrowth 1 year, 1 month ago

True but If its not a coal mine or power plant they are not interested.

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George Robertson 1 year, 1 month ago

The ordinance has simply been "introduced" thus far, perhaps we can influence the voting outcome with a tray of brownies at their next meeting. Their ordinance isn't going to stop the sale it's simply going to prevent them from taxing it.

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norights 1 year, 1 month ago

let us have our retail marijuana stores here in craig lets keep the money in town and not give it to another town. vote to ban it and we will vote you out

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