Grand Lake discusses personal marijuana grow regulations |

Grand Lake discusses personal marijuana grow regulations

Lance Maggart

Marijuana and possible local regulations on personal grow operations were a topic of discussion during last week’s Grand Lake Planning Commission meeting.

The meeting ended with the Planning Commission agreeing they did not at this time believe personal marijuana grows needed additional regulations.

Planning Commission Vice-Chair Robert Canon said, “Currently I don’t see an issue. I like to be proactive, but so far I think things are going smoothly. We are not selling it here.”

The issue was brought before the Commission at the behest of Town Planner Joe Biller who explained he was trying to have the Commission discuss the issue before any complaints arose.

“This is not chasing complaints. This is trying to get in front of something new. Are we going to be proactive or reactive?” asked Biller.

Commissioner Elmer Lanzi questioned the wisdom of the town regulating personal grows saying, “If people want to grow six plants, let them grow six plants. We don’t want Joe going around to houses inspecting plants. … What you do in your own home is your business.”

Mayor Judy Burke said, “I think we need to stay on top of this but as other things come down we can deal with it.”

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