PitCo to control odor monitoring at pot grow in Basalt

Nov 9, 2015

High Valley Farms will be monitored by an odor specialist after neighbors near the pot grow operation complained about the smell.
Credit Marci Krivonen

  Pitkin County is now in charge of the smell test at a marijuana grow facility in Basalt. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason has the details.


The county’s environmental health department has assumed control of odor monitoring at High Valley Farms. The grow facility, which supplies product to the Silverpeak Apothecary in Aspen, will pay for a third party to monitor the operation.

Should any odors be detected, the monitor will contact High Valley Farm to gain access to the property. Pitkin County will be notified by text and email whenever a complaint is lodged.

Monitoring resulted from neighbors complaining about pot odors emanating from the large-scale growing facility. All greenhouses at High Valley Farm have reportedly been fitted with carbon filtering systems that remove odors.

High Valley Farms is required to meet with county commissioners on a quarterly basis until they no longer deem it necessary. Carolyn Sackariason, Aspen Public Radio news.