Kravitz Observes That Communities Similar To Amherst Might Spend An Additional $500,000 To $1 Million Annually Regulating The Impacts Of Legal Pot.

The most pressing issue, according to the memo, is that the local option tax is capped at 2 percent and will be insufficient to cover town expenses. Kravitz observes that communities similar to Amherst might spend an additional $500,000 to $1 million annually regulating the impacts of legal pot. Kravitz said this is, in part, drawn from conversations with officials in Pueblo County, Colorado, where there has been a surge in building activity related to the cultivation and manufacturing of marijuana. Because of that, officials had to be hired whose exclusive focus was on regulation. It is anticipated that Amherst, because of its large college student population, could have multiple stores selling recreational marijuana. In a May 9 letter sent to Sen. Patricia D. Jehlen and Rep. medical marijuana Mark J.

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