Dillon Town Council to discuss marijuana moratorium | SummitDaily.com

Dillon Town Council to discuss marijuana moratorium

Joe Moylan
jmoylan@summitdaily.com

Tonight the Dillon Town Council will host a public forum and then vote on an ordinance to extend the town's moratorium on retail marijuana establishments until Dec. 31, 2014.

Ordinance No. 11-13, Series 2013 passed 4-2 last month on first reading.

Dillon Town Manager Joe Wray said Friday that the council is considering a moratorium extension because, unlike other municipalities in Summit County, it does not house a medical marijuana dispensary and therefore does not need to draft retail licensing regulations before the state's Oct. 1 deadline.

"What Dillon Town Council voted on, on first reading, was to extend the current moratorium, allowing time to figure out what is right for our community and to see what the state and other municipalities are allowing (for) their medical marijuana stores that add in the retail component," Wray said. "Since Dillon didn't have the medical marijuana stores, we have the additional one year to put something in place."

Tonight's council meeting begins at 6 p.m. in council chambers at Dillon Town Hall, 275 Lake Dillon Drive.