Palisade Discusses Retail Marijuana Sales
KREX News Room
PALISADE, Colo. - The Palisade Board of Trustees discussed the future of retail marijuana establishments at their meeting Tuesday night.
Palisade officials, like many other municipalities across Mesa County, came to a consensus that more time was needed to decide just how they are going to handle the issue.
The Board directed city staff to draft an ordinance that would put a moratorium on recreational marijuana until January 2015. They also noted that moratorium's are "fluid" and may be ended early.
In Palisade, voters previously approved the sale of medical marijuana. That point was not lost on town officials who are wanting a public vote to determine the fate of retail sales in November 2014.
"I think the board is very respectful of the fact that the citizens chose, to some degree, a marijuana facility and so [ the Board] wants to query the citizens on where we want to go from here on the recreational issue," said Rich Sales with the town of Palisade.
The owners of the sole medical marijuana dispensary in Palisade spoke at Tuesday night's meeting.
They said they'd also like more time to see what happens on the state level, and will not be applying for a recreational marijuana license just yet.
The drafted ordinance will be presented to the Board of Trustees at their next regular meeting on August 6.