Commissioner Dave Potts

Chaffee County commissioners unanimously approved a one-year medical marijuana business license for Fountain Organics LLC Tuesday, but the business won’t be opening a shop or growing anything in Chaffee County. 

Fountain Organics operates a store in Colorado Springs and has met all of the licensing requirements for El Paso County.

The state of Colorado has also issued a license but requires medical marijuana businesses to grow at least 70 percent of the product themselves.

Because Fountain Organics is a new business, however, the state has waived that requirement, since beginning July 1, 2019, state laws for medical marijuana businesses will have the same requirements as retail businesses and don’t have the 70 percent requirement.

Fountain Organics will source all of its product from Pure Greens in Smeltertown, which is expanding its business to meet the new demand.

The commissioners also unanimously agreed that Gold Medal River Estates has met all of the requirements of the subdivision improvement agreement the commissioners proposed and directed County Attorney Jennifer Davis to draft a letter to the GMRE Homeowners Association and developer, informing them that any future issues will need to be settled between the involved parties.

In other business, commissioners unanimously approved:

• A boundary line adjustment for Albert and Linda Eggleston.

• A plat amendment for Jeff Schweitzer.

• The stipulation and proposed decree in the Super Ditch water case.

• The Chaffee County Housing Strategic Plan.

• Continuation of the Community Development Block Grant.

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