Marijuana transaction fee discussed

The Mancos town board discussed setting the town’s flat transaction on recreational marijuana purchases at $2 in a meeting on July 9. The town board did not vote on the issue, but instructed the town administrator to begin drafting an ordinance.

If passed, the flat fee would go into effect Jan. 1, 2015. Trustee James Maestas said that he would not like to see a fee higher than $5 instituted.

The fee will help offset the administration costs of overseeing new marijuana shops, said Administrator Andrea Phillips.