A ten-year moratorium on marijuana gross sales has been overturned by voters in Grand Junction.
On Tuesday voters handily permitted poll questions 2A, Taxation on Regulated Marijuana, and 2B, Lifting Moratorium on Marijuana Companies, in response to voting outcomes.
On the 2A query: 9,235 voters mentioned “sure”; with 7,309 voters casting a “no” vote. On the 2B query: 9,755 voters permitted, with 7,055 voters disapproving.
“We’re fairly excited by the outcomes, we are attempting to interrupt all of it down and see what we are able to be taught from it,” mentioned Aron Diaz, with Accountable Development Grand Junction, a bunch that supported approval.
The 2A query will permit setting the marijuana gross sales tax at 8.25%, with doable bumps sooner or later however to not exceed 15%. Approval of the 2B query repealed a 2011 voter permitted measure that had banned marijuana dispensaries.
Over the approaching weeks and months, metropolis workers will work with appointed and elected officers to develop subsequent steps “relating to marijuana licensing and allowing of marijuana-related companies,” town mentioned on its web site.
Public hearings pertaining to marijuana developments shall be scheduled and held.
“No licenses or license functions have been made accessible to potential marijuana enterprise homeowners by the passage of this laws,” town mentioned. “Additional motion by Metropolis Council could be required to license marijuana companies.”