The Pueblo County Board of Commissioners extended the moratorium on medical marijuana centers, retail marijuana stores, and retail marijuana cultivation licenses until January 1, 2020. Before today, the moratorium was set to expire at the end of 2018.
The decision means the local licensing authority won’t be able to receive and accept new applications for a medical marijuana center or a retail marijuana store.
New retail marijuana cultivation licenses are limited to existing locations or license holders.
The moratorium does not impact any incorporated municipality within the County – such as the City of Pueblo or the town of Boone.
The first medical marijuana cultivation was approved in Pueblo County on August 12, 2012, and the first retail cultivation license was approved two years later in January 2014.