Denver Moves Forward With Marijuana License Cap

Denver Cap

On April 18, 2016, the Denver City Council voted 8-3 to move a bill forward that would place a cap on marijuana licenses in the city. The bill is a modified version of a previous measure that was defeated by a 6-6 deadlock.

According to The Denver Post, changes to the bill include requiring license applicants to submit “good neighbor” plans detailing how applicants would reach out to the community. The total number of grow operations would gradually be reduced by 15 through limited license issuance.

Despite placing a cap on new marijuana licenses, all pending license applications will be allowed to move forward before the city implements the cap. This could lead to as many as 45 new businesses. A final vote on the measure is scheduled for April 25.

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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