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Dillon says ‘whoa!’ to marijuana dispensaries

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DILLON – To determine how to regulate the burgeoning medical marijuana industry, Dillon approved its 90-day moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries Tuesday. Now all four towns – Frisco, Silverthorne, Breckenridge and Dillon – have temporary holds on approving business licenses for dispensaries while zoning regulations are drafted. Dillon council members and staff are currently leaning toward limiting where such a business could open.

“The reason why we did the moratorium is that we really need time to examine this and to figure out the best area of town to place these marijuana dispensaries,” said Mayor Barbara Davis.

Interest in opening dispensaries in the area has grown recently, with two applications – one in Frisco and one in Silverthorne – already approved.

According to Dillon’s town planner Bev Kaiser, “We’ve had some inquiries, but there’s been no business licenses.”

Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or crow@summitdaily.com.

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