Where will cannabis businesses be allowed to operate?

Questions such as the type of cannabis businesses that may operate, where they may operate, and how many may operate are not determined by ballot measures 2A and 2B; they would be defined in further regulation as may be adopted by City Council.

The City Council is considering an ordinance on May 4 that would allow Regulated Cannabis Stores in the B-1, B-2, C-1, C-2, MU, BP and MX zone districts. The ordinance further includes buffering provisions. As currently drafted, the ordinance provides that no Regulated Cannabis Stores shall be located:

  • Within 1000 feet of any private or public elementary, middle, junior high, or high school. 
  •  Within 1000 feet of Colorado Mesa University (Main Campus) and Western Colorado Community College.
  • Within 500 feet of any services for prevention, treatment, or recovery from substance use and mental health concerns, as licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health (OBH).

A list of schools and licensed treatment facilities can be found on the City’s Cannabis Licensing webpage

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1. Can cannabis businesses now begin operating in Grand Junction?
2. Who will permit cannabis businesses?
3. What kinds of cannabis businesses may come to Grand Junction?
4. Where can I find information about State laws related to cannabis?
5. What other rules about cannabis are changed by these ballot questions?
6. Where will cannabis businesses be allowed to operate?
7. Can I improve my chances of securing a license for my cannabis business by working with the City before licenses applications are opened?
8. Do measures 2A and 2B affect the operations of hemp businesses and CBD businesses?
9. I previously operated or owned a medical marijuana business in the City of Grand Junction. Will new licenses be granted to former operators first?
10. How will tax revenues collected from cannabis sales be utilized?