Castle Rock bans commercial marijuana operations, including growth and sale within town limits

Castle Rock not authorized to ban individual use

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - The Town Council of Castle Rock has banned commercial marijuana operations within town limits.

The council finalized the ban -- which covers commercial cultivation, manufacturing, testing and sale of the drug within town limits -- in a unanimous vote Tuesday.

Amendment 64 allows local governments to prohibit commercial growth and sale of the drug. Passed in November, the amendment decriminalizes the recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 years of age and older and allows limited home growth in Colorado.

Because of the amendment, the city does not have the power to ban individual growth and consumption of marijuana, so the city has also approved an ordinance that will bring the city law in line with Colorado law.

Current laws prohibit both the sale and use of pot within town limits.