Grand Lake poised to discuss regulating personal marijuana grows |

Grand Lake poised to discuss regulating personal marijuana grows

Marijuana is back on the agenda in Grand County on Wednesday night when the Grand Lake Planning Commission holds a discussion on regulating marijuana grows for personal use in the town.

According to the agenda provided by the Town of Grand Lake, the current municipal code, “does not specifically address the personal cultivation of the substance such as where it can be grown on private property and when it could be considered a nuisance.”

The agenda goes on to explain that Town staff is seeking feedback from the Planning Commission to determine if any revisions are necessary to regulate the personal cultivation of marijuana.

An attached letter from the Colorado Municipal League (CML) outlines possible restrictions on home marijuana grows suggested by the CML. The letter states, “several municipalities continue to rely upon their fire code, building code and land use authority to regulate marijuana home grows.”

Among the listed restrictions for consideration are: To set procedures for inspection of personal grows, limit grows to single family dwellings rather than multifamily structures, cap the number of plants per residence regardless of the number of adults or patients the plants serve, prohibit odors from being detected by neighboring properties, declare that cultivating marijuana in a manner that does not comply with local regulations constitutes a nuisance that can be abated.

The letter from CML also highlights regulating the production of marijuana extracts, concentrates and hash oils that are produced using combustible fuels like butane.

The Planning Commission has only a discussion scheduled at this time and the subject is not listed as an action item.

The Planning Commission meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Grand Lake Town Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 7

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