Angry Wheat Ridge residents get temporary halt on marijuana business licenses

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This property near the intersection of West 38th Avenue and Miller Street, the site of a proposed marijuana grow operation, was debated at a city council meeting on Aug. 18, 2014.

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — The growing marijuana industry is leading to controversy in some neighborhoods in Colorado.

People who live in Wheat Ridge made their voices heard at a meeting Monday night about a grow operation that is planning to move into their area.

Construction was underway at West 38th Avenue and Miller Street. And then Friday night residents learned what the business was going to be when they saw some fliers Friday night.

They showed up to let City Council know they weren’t happy about what was happening, especially with such short notice.

The residents achieved a temporary victory. Council members voted to issue a temporary halt on licenses for marijuana businesses in Wheat Ridge.

CORRECTION: In an earlier edition of this story, it was mistakenly reported┬áthat Ebbu Marijuana, co-owned by Jon Cooper, owned the property at West 38th Avenue and Miller Street in Wheat Ridge. Cooper spoke at Monday night’s council meeting, but does not own the property in question.


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