Wednesday, October 23, 2019

New marijuana grow operation gets the green light from commissioners

“We want to be a quality grow.”

By Toni Todd

Rob Carney’s Riverland Remedies, a new, 4,500-square-foot marijuana grow operation planned for Crested Butte’s Riverland industrial area, was approved by county commissioners recently after a public hearing that drew no comments.

“Basically, I’ll be building four boxes inside a warehouse,” said Carney. He described a variety of ways the facility will work to reduce odor and be frugal with energy. “We’re looking to do whatever we can to mitigate energy costs.”

Carney said he and his partners plan to distribute product to discerning buyers throughout the state. “We will be a boutique grow,” he said. “We don’t want to be a huge grow. We want to be a quality grow.”

The facility will have no sign and ample security, to include cameras, motion sensors and lighting.

County staff reported having received no correspondence for or against the proposal.

The new business was approved, pending receipt of a certificate of occupancy for the building by the county. Commissioners John Messner and Jonathan Houck voted in favor of Riverland Remedies’ permit to operate, agreeing with the county Planning Commission’s recommendations. Commissioner Phil Chamberland was away on vacation.

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