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Weld & Larimer Counties Work On Implementing Amendment 64

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Add Weld County to the list of places that are banning the growing and selling of marijuana. Commissioners made the decision on Monday, which is allowed under Amendment 64.

Larimer County is also throwing around ideas on what it can do. It held its first-ever work session on the topic.

Voters approved legalizing recreational marijuana in November. Now cities and counties are working to implement Amendment 64 into the law books.

“What this board wants to do is to be careful, is to be cautious, to be thoughtful and to be deliberative,” Larimer County Commissioner Steve Johnson said.

Commissioners began a series of informational meetings on whether or not to allow pot growing or resale operations to the public.

“We want to do it right so that we don’t hastily make a mistake or mess up or do something we have to fix later,” Johnson said.

With lawmakers wading into uncharted territory, they say it’s important to take the time to do it right.

“There are a lot of conflicting questions as well as a lot of unanswered questions,” Johnson said.

In neighboring Weld County, they’ve already made their decision.

“What we did this morning, on our third reading, and we’ve now made it part of our code, is to essentially opt out of the provisions of Amendment 64,” Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway said.

They banned the sale and grow of marijuana in unincorporated Weld County. It’s is now up to the individual 31 cities and towns within Weld County to decide whether or not they want to adopt the rules of the county, or if they want to allow the sale and growing of pot.

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