New cash crop for Colorado:

US: Colorado's Pitkin County approves greenhouse rules, which include pot

Amid the growing trend of farm-to-table food utilized by both residents and restaurants, and with recreational marijuana now legal, Colorado's Pitkin County commissioners on Wednesday approved land-use regulations to cover greenhouses. The code amendments cover two types of the structures, ones that exceed 3,000 square feet and would be used for commercial purposes, and another category in which a greenhouse is an accessory to a home.

The greenhouse rules are aimed at encompassing the growing of any plant, including marijuana. Buds from marijuana plants could be considered flowers. Pitkin County Attorney John Ely said that while marijuana producers will need licenses and a building permit for their operations, the plant can be considered a food product.


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