Greeley bans recreational pot shops

Amendment 64 allows cities to ban shops

GREELEY, Colo. - Greeley will not have recreational marijuana shops in its city limits.

Greeley City Council members have approved a ban on recreational pot shops over concerns about public health, including potential harm to young people, according to the Greeley Tribune.

Colorado voters approved Amendment 64 last November, which allows adults over 21 to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. While it allows the licensing of marijuana retail stores, it also permits local governments to regulate or prohibit such facilities.

Last month, the Pueblo City Council approved a moratorium on processing permits for marijuana shops until March 2014.