Parachute Latest Colorado Town To Allow Recreational Marijuana

June 19, 2015
Trustees of Parachute, Colorado voted 4-2 Thursday night in favor of issuing licenses to recreational marijuana shops and other weed-related businesses. 
The vote reversed a 2013 ordinance banning the sale of recreational marijuana, The Daily Sentinel reports.
The change makes Parachute much less of a standout on the 1-70 corridor. Neighboring towns of Silt and De Beque allow businesses that sell or process marijuana.
The town of 1,290 will now also welcome cultivation centers and testing and manufacturing operations. Trustee Tom Ruggard told the paper that his colleagues rejected a cap on business licenses because that would be akin to picking "winners and losers."