Cortez OKs dispensaries

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 5:45 PM

A Cortez moratorium on recreational pot sales has been repealed, meaning local dispensaries can apply for retail licenses.

City Manager Shane Hale said the adoption of Ordinance No. 1192, Series 2014, took effect on Tuesday, Sept. 2. The law adopted regulations to control retail marijuana storefronts and cultivation and testing facilities.

Hale added that any of the city's four medical marijuana licensees can apply for a state retail license. A $7,000 fee is earmarked to cover enforcement of the new law.