Around 4:20 p.m. last Thursday, Maggie’s Farm at 141 Manitou Ave. in Manitou Springs opened to a crowd of around 75 customers, becoming the region’s first retail marijuana dispensary. The aesthetically modern shop uses a “cafeteria style” with a point-of-sale system using iPads and Square devices.
Ordinance 1120 was passed by the Manitou Springs City Council this week. The ordinance extends the hours of operation for medical marijuana centers and retail marijuana stores until midnight and is expected to go into effect within the next few days.
The ordinance only allows for the dispensaries to extend business hours if they choose to do so, according to a news release issued by the city of Manitou Springs.
Each business must notify the Manitou Springs Planning Department of any anticipated changes, as well as post the new hours online and at their establishment.
“Our planning department and police department will be monitoring any community
impacts of the extended hours, as well as calls to our police department regarding late
night activity,” the release said, adding, “Additionally, we would like to thank our residents and businesses for their input during this process.”
Manitou Springs is home to Emerald Fields and Maggie’s Farm. Both dispensaries are licensed for recreational and medical cannabis sales.