Voters OK marijuana sales, but what does that mean for Grand Junction?


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo – Marijuana sales in Grand Junction are no longer prohibited. Voters approved the sale of marijuana and a sales tax increase for marijuana products from 3.25% to 8.25%.

The two marijuana related ballot measures explained the repeal of the prohibition and the parameters for future sales tax increases, but not much else. The vagueness of the ballot questions leaves more questions than answers with marijuana legally able to be sold within city limits.

How many stores will be in marijuana? Where will retail outlets be located? Where will they be prohibited? Will cultivation be allowed?

City officials say the lack of clarity was intentional, and will allow the process to be taken one step at a time.

While much of the answers still don’t have an answer, one thing is sure… it’s still too soon to tell how the approval of marijuana sales will impact Grand Junction, how much tax revenue will be collected, or how many jobs will be created.

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