Proposed Ordinances Ban Retail Marijuana Sales in Fruita
KREX News Room
FRUITA, Colo. On Tuesday evening the Fruita City Council plans to discuss two ordinances which deal with the retail sale of marijuana. The ordinances being proposed will not allow for the commercial sale of marijuana.
City officials say this is part of their effort to comprehensively deal with recreational marijuana. The first reading of the ordinances will be Tuesday night and in September the public will have an opportunity to weigh in on the proposal.
Clint Kinney, Fruita City Manager, said, "Essentially the state has given cities deadlines. We need to get ordinances in place by Oct. 1. So we have a series of ordinances that will not allow for the retail sale of adult-use marijuana."
City officials say they also have an obligation to meet the state constitution. The proposed ordinance will allow for anyone 21 and over to legally possess marijuana in the City.