Geography of Illinois

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 police seek new cap on home-grow marijuana operations



RACHEL SAPIN 07/23/2015 AURORA - The number of recreational marijuana plants residents can grow in their homes could change under a measure proposed by Aurora police. Under the measure, the city would cap each household at 12 plants, and would allow half of those plants to be flowering at any given time.

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Location, location, location: When pot-shop plans go up in smoke



QUINCY SNOWDON 04/03/2015 AURORA - Green doesn’t mean “go” for some Aurora pot shops right now. Seven months after the city unveiled its detailed plan to grant 23 licenses to dispensaries across Aurora’s six wards, three businesses awarded a license have had to change their locations.

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Aurora Police update: Teen girl, dog were shot in drug deal at Target parking lot



Deb Stanley 03/18/2015 AURORA - Aurora police say the shooting involving a teenage girl and a dog in the parking lot of a Target store was actually a drug deal gone bad.

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Pueblo seeks pot plan



PETER STRESCINO 03/15/2015 City Council seems poised on the brink of licensing recreational marijuana stores in Pueblo and that likelihood was spotlighted last week as pot business owners in Pueblo County warned that more marijuana stores in the region could over-saturate the local market.

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EDITORIAL: Stop Adams County from bogarting Aurora pot-shop taxes



BY THE AURORA SENTINEL 01/29/2015 Practically a made-to-order argument for creating the City and County of Aurora, Adams County officials insist on overstepping the intent and letter of state law and wrongly taxing marijuana sales in Aurora.

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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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First retail pot shop opens in Aurora; Euflora converted bank building into tech-savvy dispensary



Molly Hendrickson 10/13/2014 AURORA - The first of two stores licensed to sell recreational marijuana in Aurora opened Monday, two weeks later than anticipated.

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Aurora recreational marijuana sales off to high-tech start at Euflora



Jesse Paul 10/13/2014 AURORA - Recreational marijuana sales got off to a high-tech start on Monday as patrons lauded the convenience of local access to legal marijuana and the innovations offered at Aurora's first cannabis shop.

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First retail pot shop to open Monday in Aurora



Molly Hendrickson 10/12/2014 The first two stores licensed to sell recreational marijuana in Aurora will open this week, two weeks later than anticipated.

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