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Snowmass Extends Marijuana Moratorium

Sep 18, 2018

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Monday night, Snowmass town council voted unanimously to extend the town’s moratorium on retail marijuana.

The current moratorium is set to end and the town has no regulatory scheme in place for recreational marijuana.

Snowmass’ town attorney, John Dresser, recommended a six-month moratorium that would expire on April 30. The hope is this would give the council enough time to figure out how they want it regulated.

Meanwhile, Snowmass voters will decide how to tax retail marijuana in this fall’s midterm election. If the moratorium expires again, the town would move to a single-licensing system, like alcohol licensing, that gives the state more regulatory control.

The moratorium allows for a higher level of regulation, and can be recalled at any time by a vote of town council.