Months of discussion resulted in Winter Park Town Council approving the sale of retail and medical marijuana in town, as well as medical marijuana delivery.
On Tuesday, the council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance outlining legal sales in town and implementing a 5% special tax on sales. The ordinance allows for three business licenses — two in the downtown area and one in Old Town — which is one less than previously discussed.
Previously, Winter Park didn’t allow marijuana dispensaries within town limits. The Serene Wellness dispensary is located in unincorporated Grand County. The ordinance allows for the annexation of the land moving forward without repercussions for the dispensary.
The town will use a lottery system to decide who the licenses are distributed to and the ordinance requires all dispensaries be 500 feet away from each other. Previously, Town Manager Keith Riesberg indicated there were a number of interested businesses.
In addition to sales, Winter Park will allow for medical marijuana delivery in Grand County, meaning any dispensaries in town will be able to deliver to medical card holding customers anywhere in Grand. The town will be one of the first in Colorado to implement