Following voters' approval of Amendment 64 legalizing the culitvation and sale of marijuana for recreational purposes, the Board of County Commissioners adopted regulations for the licensing of medical marijuana businesses and retail marijuana establishments. As the industry has developed in La Plata County and statewide, the regulatory environment is simultaneously evolving with changes at the state level that counties must respond to, as well as a need to update local regulations. 

Amendments to the Colorado Medical Marijuana Code and the Colorado Retail Marijuana Code necessitate amendments and updates to the county's licensing regulations. In addition, since the county's current licensing process has been in place for over two years, staff was directed to review the licensing regulations to determine if modifications to them were warranted.

After meeting with industry stakeholders and obtaining feedback to several questions about the County's current process, staff had a work session with the Board in October 2016 to discuss several policy issues. Based on direction received from the Board at the work session, staff is proposing significant amendments to marijuana licensing regulations. View the entire draft revised licensing regulations here.
The Board of County Commissioners will hear a first reading of an ordinance to repeal the existing regulations on Jan. 24, followed by a second reading on Feb. 14, after which time the BOCC can consider and adopt updated regulations. Please review the proposed changes and provide your input by using the form below. 

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* 2. Please provide your input and feedback on the proposed revised regulations governing marijuana licensing