Eight New Towns Allowing Recreational Marijuana Sales – Westword


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As our nation’s future dangled on election night last November, Colorado voters took a big step forward with commercial marijuana. And of the ten towns considering recreational marijuana sales in the November 2020 election, eight voted in favor.

Over four months after the election, we’re starting to see when dispensaries will open or obtain licensure in these towns. Here’s an update on where all eight of those towns are at in their respective timelines.


Already home to medical dispensaries, Lakewood is in the process of moving forward with recreational licenses after a citizen ballot measure was

approved by 66 percent of voters

in November.

The new law only permits existing medical dispensaries in good standing with the city to apply for recreational licenses, making it possible for ten total recreational marijuana dispensaries in the city. According to Deputy City Manager Ben Goldstein, four dispensaries have expressed interest through the preliminary application process. However, Goldstein says the timeframe for when recreational sales will

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