Medical Marijuana Licensing Authority

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For the purpose of regulating and controlling the licensing of the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, and sale of medical marijuana in the Town of Berthoud, there is hereby created the Local Licensing Authority, which shall be a three person panel consisting of the municipal judge, as permanent chair, one Town staff member appointed by the Board of trustees, and one citizen representative appointed by the Board of trustees. Two members shall constitute a quorum, and the Authority shall be authorized to act by unanimous consent without meeting on uncontested administrative matters. The initial licensing of a Medical Marijuana Business shall always be conducted as a quasi-judicial proceeding after notice and opportunity to be heard to both the applicant and the public. Public notice shall be made in the same manner as required for liquor license applications.

Powers and Duties of Local Licensing Authority:

1. The Local Licensing Authority shall grant or refuse local licenses for the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, and sale of medical marijuana as provided by law; suspend, fine, restrict, or revoke such licenses upon a violation of this Section, or a rule promulgated pursuant to this Section; and impose any penalty authorized by this Section or any rule promulgated pursuant to this Section.

2. The Local Licensing Authority shall promulgate such rules and such special rulings and findings as necessary for the proper regulation and control of the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, and sale of medical marijuana and for the enforcement of this Section.

The Municipal Judge and Town Clerk are appointed to the Marijuana Licensing Authority.