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Eagle County issues eight retail marijuana licenses

By: Vail Daily
May 17, 2014 Updated: May 17, 2014 at 8:16 am
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photo - Rocky Mountain Miracles grower Ricky Armstrong holds out a flower from the medical marijuana plant L.A. Confidential, which boasts 23 percent THC.  "I've never seen it grow this good until I came out to Colorado," Armstrong said. According to state and federal authorities, Colorado grows the most potent marijuana in the country, and possibly the world. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
Rocky Mountain Miracles grower Ricky Armstrong holds out a flower from the medical marijuana plant L.A. Confidential, which boasts 23 percent THC. "I've never seen it grow this good until I came out to Colorado," Armstrong said. According to state and federal authorities, Colorado grows the most potent marijuana in the country, and possibly the world. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette 

EAGLE COUNTY — A longtime local business family landed one of Eagle County’s rare retail marijuana licenses.

Jim and Kristin Comerford will add The Vail Bud Brewery to their roster of local businesses, which includes Subway sandwich shops, Vail’s Qdoba Mexican Grill and a real estate development company. They’ll partner with another local dispensary owner, Dave and Dieneka Manzanares of Sweet Leaf Pioneer in Eagle.

“We believe it is the new frontier,” Kristin Comerford said.

Three medical marijuana businesses already in the valley were also awarded retail licenses. Two other new retail licenses went to Front Range-based businesses.

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