Smell from Boulder marijuana grow facility, The Dandelion, draws $14,000 in fines

Posted at 9:35 AM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-07 11:35:07-05

BOULDER, Colo. -- The smell from a Boulder marijuana grow facility has earned the facility's operator $14,000 in fines.

The Dandelion Grow earned its second odor violation this month, costing the grow $10,000 more than any other single fine the city has administered since recreational marijuana was legalized in 2014, the Daily Camera reports.

Boulder spokeswoman Sarah Huntley says Dandelion was fined after it did not fix the smell problem despite a two-month-long city intervention where they tried to mitigate the odor. Huntley says the smell of pot from the facility frequently drifts to nearby homes.

Dandelion officials did not respond to requests for comment.