GRAND JUNCTION, Colo – In preparation for the upcoming election, County Commissioners have submitted two questions residents will vote on to decide marijuana’s involvement in the county.
Operating marijuana facilities will be on the first resolution which voters will decide whether to override Mesa County Ordinance No. 11. This ordinance prohibits marijuana facilities of all types in Mesa County.
If this passes in November, it will override Ordinance No. 11 and open the door to permit operations licenses, allowing for cultivation or growing of marijuana, the manufacturing of cannabis, and testing facilities within areas of Mesa County.
Mesa County is very limited in the amount of dispensaries and growing sites, but whether additional marijuana cultivation occurs in the county, is up to the voters.
The second resolution added to November’s ballot, will determine whether the county may impose a sales tax on the first sale or transfer of unprocessed retail marijuana in the county.