Marijuana Moves Into Aurora

Since recreational sales of marijuana kicked off in Aurora in October 2014, the city has seen a steady growth in sales tax revenues.  Preliminary numbers from November through January show increases every month as new stores have opened their doors.  There are now seven stores selling recreational marijuana in Aurora out of 23 that have been licensed across the six wards.  In November, with only two stores operating, $12,564 was earned in sales taxes.  By December, with four stores open, the number jumped to $36,320 and in January, with six stores in business, the number grew to $67,657. Gayle Jetchick, who is the executive director of the Havana Business Improvement District, thinks “Aurora did it right” with the rollout of recreational marijuana.  Along the Havana corridor, which is part of…
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