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Forum will discuss marijuana-growing operations in Hayden

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— The Steamboat Pilot & Today is hosting a forum to discuss the positives and negatives of allowing marijuana-growing operations in Hayden.

The forum will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall in Hayden. Anyone interested in submitting questions for the forum should email lschlichtman@SteamboatToday.com.

The forum is aimed at educating residents about the issue that will be decided in a Jan. 26 special election. Voters will be asked whether to repeal an ordinance passed Aug. 6 by the Hayden Town Council, 6-1, which allows marijuana-growing operations in the city.



A group of residents, including Hayden School Board President Brian Hoza, collected enough signatures to put the issue to a vote.

Hoza will be advocating against grow operations during the forum, and Hayden resident Rodney McGowen will be speaking in favor of the issue during the forum. He has proposed opening a grow operation in a building he owns in the Valley View Business Park.



If Hayden residents vote to allow marijuana-growing operations, the town would benefit from tax revenues. On Nov. 3, Hayden residents voted 272 to 167 to approve taxing the sale of wholesale marijuana at a rate of between 7.5 percent and 15 percent.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland


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