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Larimer Commissioners Seek Public Input on Recreational Marijuana Store Application

Department: Board of County Commissioners
Release Date: May 6, 2014

Contact Information:

Board of County Commissioners, 970-498-7010, BOCC@larimer.org
Michael Whitley, LC Planning, 970-498-7720, mwhitley@larimer.org
FROM: Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager, (970) 498-7150


The board of Larimer County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 12th at 6:30p.m. to hear application for a Retail Marijuana Store License and a Retail Marijuana Cultivation Facility License by Flower Power Botanicals.
The hearing, which takes place at 200 West Oak St., Courthouse offices Bldg., Fort Collins, will look at location issues that have come up during the application process. The applications include a waiver request to allow the licensed premises to be located closer than 500 feet to a place of amusement or recreation. The Larimer County’s Planning Commission recommendation for this license was not to approve and now the Board of Commissioners must decide.  
Larimer County has limited Retail licenses to two in Larimer County and Choice Organics has already been approved as the 1st licensee.  


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Comments: (2)

1. Posted by: masaqui on May 8, 2014 9:58 AM

It's very hard to find any specific information about this particular issue regarding Flower Power. However, my initial thought is that they have been a Medical Marijuana Store for quite some time with no apparent issues so why is it different if they are a recreational shop? Then I do some research and look at reviews from various places...and there are more bad reviews than good by about a 3 to 1 ratio. So to me, the issue isn't the placement of the facility but the quality of the facility since there is only one license up for grabs. So if I was looking for a dispensary (no different to me than looking for a local restaurant or auto shop or....) I would probably look for a different on based on their reviews. So I would probably go with the Planning Commission's recommendation, not for the issue at hand, but from a consumer's standpoint....I would want to go to the facility with the best reviews.

2. Posted by: DeniLaRueCIM on May 8, 2014 2:59 PM

Thank you for your comment. It has been forwarded to the Board of County Commissioners and will be entered into the official public record at Monday's public hearing.

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