Local business man Nicholas Erker from Fort Morgan, CO is working with city officals to transform a closed prison into a marijuana cultivation and distribution facility. While local city ordinances prohibit such activity, Erker has appealed to the city council to consider his proposal. In addition to creating jobs in the community, the city also stands to gain from certain tax incentives.
"After the public hearing, staff will compile all of the citizens' comments and give it to council to consider. There would have to be a lot zoning changes. A lot of work would have to be done," Strand said.