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Vail to consider regulation of pot shops

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – The Vail Planning and Environmental Commission will review proposed regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries at its meeting on Oct. 12. During the review, the planning commission will examine the possibility of amending the town’s zoning regulations to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the Commercial Core III, Arterial Business and Commercial Service Center districts. A staff memo and a draft ordinance have been posted to the town’s Web site at

The discussion follows a request by the Vail Town Council to research legislative options for adding medical marijuana dispensaries as a new land use. Ultimately the Town Council will have three options to select from in addressing the issue: one, do nothing and thus not permit the use in town; two, amend the zoning regulations and permit the use anywhere in town; or, three, amend the zoning regulations and regulate the use to limited areas in town.

During the planning commission review, opportunities for public comment will be available. The meeting begins at 1 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers, 75 S. Frontage Road,-with the item listed first on the agenda.

Following the planning commission review, recommendations will be forwarded to the Town Council, which will consider the matter at its evening meeting on Oct. 20. Public comments will be solicited during the Town Council discussion as well.—

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