Boulder to start processing medical pot licenses |

Boulder to start processing medical pot licenses

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Boulder will start processing licenses for medical marijuana businesses Monday.

A license will cost $5,000. City officials say new businesses will need a license before they can open.

Existing businesses have until Aug. 31 to apply for a license or until Oct. 31 if they’re in compliance with city ordinances.

Among the regulations approved by the Boulder City Council in May are a size limit for dispensaries of 3,000 square feet and the requirement that they be at least 500 feet away from schools and licensed day-care centers.

Colorado voters in 2000 approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Several cities and counties have approved bans or limits on the operations. A new state law also imposes regulations on the industry.