A six-month moratorium placed in September 2013 on the receipt, processing and approval of applications and the operation of retail marijuana establishments in Cañon City was extended during Monday's regular council meeting to July 1.

The council approved the ordinance on first reading.

The moratorium gives the council more time to formulate, consider and adopt new ordinances providing for such licensing and containing reasonable time, place, manner and number regulations, as provided by Colorado law.

"We think as staff, and you as council, will make good use of the additional available time and probably not find a need to have to use all of it," said City Attorney John Havens.

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