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Broomfield City Council is moving forward with a new set of commercial marijuana regulations after voters in the November election approved allowing dispensaries, and the council rejected a late push to limit the THC potency of dispensary products sold within the town.
The language approved by Broomfield voters established a sales-tax rate for marijuana businesses in Broomfield in order to comply with the Colorado Taxpayer Bill of Rights, but local rules and regulations remain up to the council, which opted to let a moratorium banning marijuana businesses end in February.
During the second and final reading of the proposed marijuana ordinance on March 17, two amendments were proposed suggesting that products containing more than 10 or 30 percent THC be banned from Broomfield dispensaries. One proposed amendment, introduced by Councilwoman Laurie Anderson, proposed banning any marijuana products testing above 10 percent THC, medical or recreational. A separate amendment proposed by Councilwoman Kimberly Groom would have banned any non-edible recreational product testing above 30 percent THC. Both