Boulder Business Fined Total of $14K for Marijuana Odor

Boulder Business Fined $14K for Marijuana Odor

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A marijuana cultivation facility in Boulder, Colorado, has been fined $10,000 by the city for violating a local odor ordinance. Residents neighboring the facility have complained the odor is so strong that it can be smelled from more than a block away from the facility, forcing many to stay indoors to avoid the smell.

Under Boulder city law, business owners cannot permit the smell of marijuana to “leave the premises upon which they originated and interfere with the reasonable and comfortable use and enjoyment of another’s property.”

According to the Daily Camera, this is the facility’s second ordinance violation despite repeated attempts from the city to ameliorate the situation.

“We went through a two-month process with this business, attempting to mentor them and address the concerns the community had,” said Sarah Huntley, a spokeswoman for the city. “They have elected not to make the necessary changes to come into compliance.”

The facility, which is known as Dandelion Grow and is owned by Native Roots Dispensary, has thus far racked up $14,000 in fines, more than any other marijuana business in Boulder since marijuana became legal in 2014.

William Sumner, a freelance writer and marijuana journalist, was a staff writer for MJINews from May 2014 through February 2018. You can follow him on Twitter @W_Sumner.

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