Thirteen businesses applied to operate a recreational marijuana shop in Longmont. Four were chosen to operate within city limits.
The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division and the City Technical Advisory Committee reviewed the applications, according to Times-Call. The city’s Selection Division was offered recommendations by the technical advisory committee after that. Public comments were accepted in January and February to determine perception of the new businesses within city limits.
The four chosen applicants will be given 60-days to confirm their intent to open a recreational marijuana shop at the location listed on their applications.
The four chosen companies are:
- The Green Solution
- The Medicine Man
- Terrapin Care Station
- Yuma Way
Chris Woods, owner of Terrapin Care Station, said, “When Terrapin Care enters a new city, we like to become part of that city. We look forward to continued growth with the Longmont community.”
Rita Salyuk, a family member of an owner of Yuma Way, said “we’re very happy” to being one of the city’s choices.
Sally Vander Veer of The Medicine Man said, “What a great day! It’s thrilling. It’s a privilege to get one of those locations in Longmont, and the potential is enormous.”
Vander Veer also said, “We knew we had a strong application, but there was a lot of strong competition.”
Kyle Speidell of The Green Solution said, “We patiently waited for the results. We are ecstatic that we were one of the ones chosen.”
Municipal Judge Robert Frick said, “Taken together, best provide the convenience of location to the residents of the city, are compatible with surrounding neighborhoods with minimal impacts thereto, and represent a great diversity of retail choices and ownership of licenses backed by strong business and security plans.”
The four companies hope to open soon, but it may be a few months for final approvals and products to be available before they can open their doors to customers.