The City of Grand Junction is asking for resident input about marijuana businesses.
The results of the April election were to tax and regulate marijuana. Over the coming weeks and months, staff will be working with the City’s appointed and elected officials to develop the next steps regarding marijuana licensing and permitting of marijuana-related businesses, starting with marijuana stores (commonly known as dispensaries). Any consideration for the adoption of local regulations will be heard at a public hearing(s). Residents are encouraged to learn about the process, take a survey here (en español), and attend one or more of seven public listening sessions over the coming weeks listed below:
- Session 1 – Virtual Lunch (https://bit.ly/3y33neV) – Wednesday, May 19 (12-1:30 p.m.)
- Session 2 – In-Person Evening at Park Shelters at Riverside Park – Monday, May 24 (5:30-7 p.m.)
- Session 3 – Virtual Lunch (https://bit.ly/3eGlbVs) – Tuesday, May 25 (12-1:30 p.m.)
- Session 4 – In-Person Evening at Bookcliff Activities Center – Wednesday, May 26 (5:30-7 p.m.)
- Session 5 – In-Person Evening at Lincoln Park Barn – Thursday, May 27 (5:30-7 p.m.
- Session 6 – Virtual Lunch (https://bit.ly/3ybo9ZV) – Tuesday, June 1 (12-1:30 p.m.)
- Session 7 - In-Person Evening at Eagle Rim Park – Tuesday, June 1 (5:30-7 p.m.)
- City Council Workshop at City Hall – June 7, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
The passage of two recent ballot questions constitutes a new funding source to support enforcement and implementation related to the new marijuana-related businesses that will be coming to the community. Revenue from retail marijuana is also dedicated to build, operate and maintain the highest priorities in the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Master Plan, which was adopted by City Council on January 6, 2021. A summary of the plan, as well as the full plan, is found at http://www.gjparksandrec.org. The PROS plan, driven by community engagement, lays out over $157 million in projects and priorities for the next 8 to 10 years.
For more information, please visit www.gjcity.org/MarijuanaRegulation.
Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager | 970-244 1557 or firstname.lastname@example.org