Town Council finds that the cultivation, possession, sale and use of medical marijuana may be harmful to public health, safety, and welfare if not carefully regulated. This Article is designed to protect public health, safety, and welfare from the potential adverse effects of medical marijuana, while permitting medical marijuana to be cultivated, possessed, sold, and used in accordance with law. Town Council further finds and declares that the subject matter of this Article is a matter of local and municipal interest.
This licensing scheme and Article of the Telluride Municipal Code is designed to implement a local licensing authority and distinct rules for licensing medical marijuana, pursuant to the Colorado Medical Marijuana Code § 12-43.3-101, C.R.S., et seq. (Ord. 1348, 2011; Ord. 1463 §4, 2018)