Longmont officials on Monday announced the four businesses that will be permitted to operate retail marijuana sales establishments within the city limits.

The four are The Green Solution, 206 S. Main St.; The Medicine Man, 500 E. Rogers Road; Terrapin Care Station, 650 20th Ave.; and Yuma Way, S. Hover St., Unit A.

Last November, Longmont got 13 applications from recreational marijuana businesses competing to operate in the city the City Council decided in a split 4-3 Oct. 10 vote to allow up to four such establishments within city limits.

The applications were first reviewed by the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division, then by a city technical advisory committee of city staffers with subject-matter expertise — including representatives of the police, fire, planning, community and neighborhood resources departments, the city manager’s office, the city clerk’s office, the finance department and the Boulder Small Business Development Center.

That technical advisory committee made its recommendations to a city “Selection Division” comprised of Municipal Judge Robert Frick, Longmont Community Services Director Karen Roney and Pubic Safety Chief Mike Butler.

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