News Release

Larimer Commissioners Seek Public Input on Marijuana Rules in County

Department: Board of County Commissioners
Release Date: Apr 23, 2013


Board of County Commissioners, 970-498-7010,
FROM: Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager, (970) 498-7150


The Board of Larimer County Commissioners are holding two public listening sessions on Larimer County’s role in Amendment 64/Marijuana regulations for the County.
Last November Colorado voters passed Amendment 64, decriminalizing limited personal cultivation, possession and the recreational use of marijuana by persons 21 years and older. Local jurisdictions must now decide whether to allow or prohibit marijuana operations. Larimer County Commissioner Chair Steve Johnson says the County has several decisions to make such as whether to ban or permit retail store operations, “The public policy we make here has never been made anywhere before. We know how citizens voted and now we want to find out for example, if citizens in the unincorporated areas want to see facilities in these areas. We want to hear what citizens think might be the potential impacts of our decisions.”

The two listening sessions are:
Fort Collins – Tuesday, April 30 – 6:30-9p.m. – Larimer County Courthouse Offices Building, 200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, 1st floor Hearing Room.
Loveland-Wednesday, May 1 – 6:30-9p.m. – Loveland City Council Chambers, Loveland Municipal Bldg., 500 East 3rd St., Loveland.
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The Chair of the Board of County Commissioners, Steve Johnson, will open with remarks, then County Planner Michael Whitley will give a brief overview, leaving ample time for public comment, outlining the history of medical marijuana and the County experience related to it, an overview of amendment 64, summary of the task force process and recommendation, and the questions that are facing the county with regards to amendment 64. Anyone who cannot make the meetings can email the Commissioners at or contact them at the Commissioners office at 970-498-7010.