BV board to hone recreational cannabis language at Aug. 11 meeting – by Tara Flanagan

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As the legal sale of recreational marijuana continues its second pass on Buena Vista’s radar, a couple matters are clear.

One, it takes a lot of talk – and staff time – to set the course for a revised ordinance. The town is in the process of re-examining its 2016 draft ordinance for recreational cannabis and potentially allowing it via trustee approval. It is also setting the language for a probable Nov. 3 ballot question on a special tax.

The issue was taken up July 7, where on a 4-2 vote, trustees voted to direct staff to move ahead with the development of a proposed ordinance allowing recreational marijuana in town limits. The discussion continues at the Aug. 11 trustees meeting.

And two, there isn’t a lot of space in town – given projected 1,000-foot buffer zones from schools and other marijuana…

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