GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Following a range of citizen complaints and concerns surrounding the general health, safety and welfare of residents living near marijuana cultivation operations, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) made a unanimous decision November 7 to regulate personal, caregiver and medical marijuana grow operations. On November 21, the BOCC will subsequently consider enacting a resolution and making the regulations effective immediately. The new regulations will control the size and scale of non-commercial personal, caregiver, and medical marijuana grow operations throughout unincorporated portions of the county. Since the passage of Colorado State Amendment 20 (medical marijuana) and Amendment
The Board of County Commissioners has extended the moratorium on new medical marijuana Optional Premises Cultivation Operations within unincorporated Garfield County until June 30, 2012. Except, in the event that a court declares the Colorado Medical Marijuana Code to be unlawful, then the moratorium may cease before that date. The Board also reaffirmed its previous statement that, pursuant to the vote of the Garfield County electorate, medical marijuana centers and marijuana-infused products manufacturers existing in unincorporated Garfield County must cease any and all operations no later than July 1, 2011.