Nicholas Erker of Colorado Farm Products in Fort Morgan wants to start a new business in the former correctional facility at 901 and 718 Industrial Park Road in Brush. The business would be for the cultivation and retail sale of recreational marijuana within the guidelines of the State of Colorado.
In his letter to the Brush City Council, Erker requested that the town revisit its marijuana moratorium and develop regulations to allow this type of business in Brush. Last fall the Brush City Council approved four ordinances creating a marijuana moratorium, including the growing and selling marijuana within Brush city limits through 2016.
Erker told the council he purchased the correctional facility in March of this year, but didn’t buy it with plans to make it into a marijuana production facility. He said he wants to manufacture a product that is legal in Colorado and that would create jobs and increase revenue for Brush.
Acording to Erker, the facility could initially generate 31 jobs and substantial tax revenue, which could help build better schools, and that such tax revenue from marijuana sales in the state is only available to communities that participate in the production or sale of marijuana.
Erker also said the facility would be protected “by a fence away from the rest of community and that we would want off duty officers there.”
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