Aurora City

Aurora expects pot revenue to double in 2016



Carlos Illescas 09/14/2015 Revenue from marijuana sales in Aurora is expected to more than double next year compared to this year, as a handful of pot cultivation facilities and retail shops are slated to open in 2016.

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Aurora's journey on pot sales a bit rough to start



Carlos Illescas 12/29/2014 Aurora's venture into recreational marijuana has experienced a few bumps in its short time since inception Oct. 1 — from its complicated licensing process to a lawsuit questioning a license that was issued to a company denied a license in Massachusetts.

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Aurora making exceptions to some retail pot biz rules to help get shops open



RACHEL SAPIN 11/14/2014 AURORA - Aurora’s retail marijuana enforcement division will allow stores awarded recreational licenses to open even if not all requirements have been met as a way to speed up the approval process. Out of the 21 retail marijuana licenses awarded to stores in August, only two are open for business.

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Aurora says pot taxes may fluctuate this year



RACHEL SAPIN 06/10/2014 AURORA - Pot revenue from newly legal pot shops may be unpredictable, city staff said Tuesday, and any money coming from an additional sales tax shouldn’t be dedicated toward specific projects.

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Aurora gives first OK to voter request for new retail marijuana taxes



Rachel Sapin 05/20/2014 AURORA - Aurora voters could see a measure on the November ballot to approve a special sales tax for retail marijuana that could generate an additional $2.4 million a year on top of the $2.8 million the city is already expecting to receive from retail marijuana and grow sales with no special tax.

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Aurora looks at points system for pot shop applicants



Megan Mitchell, Carlos Illescas, 03/18/2014 The city of Aurora is considering implementing a points system in deciding who will get the coveted 24 recreational marijuana licenses when pot shops can finally open in the city on Oct. 1.

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