As Jefferson County's marijuana task force begins research that will help it guide the county on its decision to retain or lift its moratorium on recreational marijuana sales, neighboring Park County awarded its first retail marijuana license to a Bailey store.

Sunrise Solutions, 43 Main St. in Bailey, has been operating with a medical marijuana license since 2010 and was the first store in the county to receive a retail license after the Board of County Commissioners gave approval at its March 13 meeting.

Sunrise Solutions owner Josh Grady said he started inquiring about getting a retail recreational marijuana license in November.

"I think Park County has been great — it's just taken a lot of time," he said.

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