WP requests delay in retail pot license | SkyHiNews.com
YOUR AD HERE »

WP requests delay in retail pot license

County Attorney Alan Hassler gave a brief update on the Serene Wellness Retail Marijuana license application at the October 11 Grand County Board of County Commissioners meeting.

Hassler said the county is going to respond to the town of Winter Park’s motion for a preliminary injunction regarding the license for the Serene Wellness retail marijuana shop proposed for Winter Park. The request by the town of Winter Park is that the county be ordered to not issue the license until Winter Park’s challenge of the approval process of the license be decided by the court, according to Hassler.

Judge Mary Hoak signed a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on Monday, August 15. The TRO was requested by Winter Park and was directed at the BOCC and prevents the BOCC from holding additional Public Hearings related to the proposed marijuana retail business.

The Grand County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) moved to approve the retail marijuana license for Serene Wellness LLC in Winter Park in a 2-1 vote during their August 16 meeting. Commissioners Linke and Manguso moved to approve the license while Commissioner Tollett voted against approving it. The restraining order prevented the BOCC from issuing the actual retail marijuana store license to Serene Wellness as described in the Verified Complaint. Judge Hoak denied a second restraining order filed by Winter Park.

Support Local Journalism

Serene Wellness is planned to be located in the same building as the Valley Hi Motel, which is considered unincorporated Grand County, though it is contained entirely within the borders of Winter Park.The reason that this area is unincorporated is due to a surveying error from when the town was incorporated in 1978.


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grand County make the Sky-Hi News' work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User