On a split 2-1 vote, Boulder County’s commissioners on Tuesday approved allowing the owner of a property at 7593 Hygiene Road to proceed toward converting its use into a future indoor marijuana growing facility.
The commissioners’ action, which upheld the Land Use Department’s earlier decision that using the property for a marijuana establishment would meet the applicable requirements in the Land Use Code, came over the objections of two dozen people who testified against it.
Laura Lichter, who lives in the 12000 block of North 63rd Street, said, “this isn’t a T-shirt factory. Pot stinks… It doesn’t belong in Hygiene.”
This is “not a safe thing for Hygiene,” said Penny Trevithick. She noted that the village doesn’t have its own police department and must rely on the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement and that Hygiene’s is an all-volunteer fire department.
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