The Town of Breckenridge Medical Marijuana Ordinance was developed in conjunction with State law to accommodate patients with legitimate medical needs while reducing the actual or perceived impact on the community. The location and operation of medical marijuana centers and grow operations are strictly regulated through the zoning process. This comprehensive dual application review process for new medical marijuana centers and grow operations follows both state guidelines and our local application process, which require background checks for all operators, extensive security features, safety and signage measures and minimum setbacks from schools, day care centers and residential uses.
On November 7, 2000, Colorado voters approved an amendment to the State Constitution to allow the medical use of cannabis. The Town of Breckenridge’s medical marijuana zoning ordinance was initially adopted in 2009 in response to inquiries for new businesses to sell medical marijuana locally. Adoption of this application review process was necessary to establish rules that regulate medical marijuana sales independently of traditional pharmacies.
On March 27, 2012, the Town Council adopted an ordinance that amends our local Medical Marijuana Licenses and Regulations policy in response to changes in State Law. These changes include:
- changing the application fee (to a one-year permit, rather than two-year permit)
- increasing the setback from schools and daycare centers from 500 feet to 1,000 feet (setbacks from colleges, seminaries and halfway houses are still 500 feet).
- establishing application fees for changes of ownership, location, or corporate structure
For more information on the Town’s medical marijuana policies, review process and zoning, please contact the Community Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 453-3160.
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