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Colo. cities, towns still unsure about medical pot

LONGMONT – Some Colorado cities and towns are continuing to enact or extend moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries as they wait to see whether Gov. Bill Ritter signs a bill enacting regulations for the businesses.

Many municipalities around the state said throughout the past year that they would rather wait to see what the Legislature would do about regulating dispensaries before deciding on rules themselves. But now that the Legislature settled on new rules, the future of dispensaries is still unclear at cities and towns like Longmont, Firestone, and Frederick. Aurora is considering banning dispensaries altogether.

The bill’s new regulations include criminal background checks for dispensary owners and requiring them to grow 70 percent of their marijuana.

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