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Oak Creek Town Board to vote on retail marijuana grow shop Thursday

This brief has been revised to clarify that KP LLC is a retail marijuana cultivation facility up for board approval and not a proposed retail storefront.

The Oak Creek Town Board will run through a very marijuana-heavy agenda at Thursday’s meeting, the board’s first meeting since Jan. 22.

First, the board will hold a public hearing for KP LLC, a proposed marijuana cultivation shop at 228 Arthur Ave. KP LLC, managed by Kenneth Porteus, received approval from the Oak Creek Planning Commission Jan. 21. A 3,850-square-foot building to house the business would be constructed between the old kayak factory — which now operates as a marijuana cultivation facility — and Soda Creek Western Outfitters.

Town Administrator Mary Alice Page-Allen also is asking the board to suspend the license for medical dispensary Mary’s Meds instead of revoking it to allow the sale of Mary’s to IloveOakCreek LLC, a company created to operate marijuana-related business(es). IloveOakCreek is owned by Brent Pippin and Joshua Kiser.

The Colorado Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division inspected Mary’s Meds and the edible product manufacturer Rocky Mountain High Kitchen and seized product, stating the businesses presented concern regarding the quantity of product, product storage and where business operations were occurring in the buildings.

In August, Mary’s Meds owner Jacob Wise denied any product had been seized and that agents instead had issues with some product labeling.

In mid-December, Wise reported on Facebook that Mary’s Meds was burglarized. The business closed and has not reopened.

Dank Frank’s, another proposed retail marijuana establishment that hit some snags with its application in the fall, could get one big step closer to setting up shop. The board will vote whether or not the building at 208 S. Sharp Street — where the business is seeking to tear down the existing 1,625-square-foot structure and build a much larger two-story structure — is a buildable non-conforming lot.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Town of Oak Creek offices.

To reach Ben Ingersoll, call 970-871-4204, email bingersoll@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @BenMIngersoll

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