Weed sales get a boost in Northglenn with extended hours for shops

NORTHGLENN — Cannabis consumers in the metro area are getting more and more hours to buy their weed, with Northglenn on Monday becoming the latest city to extend the closing time for pot shops.

The City Council voted 7-1 to allow Northglenn marijuana retailers to stay open as late as 10 p.m. — two hours past the current closing time of 8 p.m. — and to open an hour earlier, at 8 a.m.

Northglenn’s decision was driven largely by competitive concerns that nearby jurisdictions are siphoning away late-night customers. Next-door neighbor Thornton, which legalized marijuana stores only last year, stipulates a closing time of 9 p.m. Commerce City allows stores to stay open until 10 p.m., while residents in Federal Heights lifted that city’s ban on recreational pot sales in November.

“We want to remain competitive and allow our store owners to make a profit,” said Jordan Sauers, a councilwoman in Northglenn.

City Manager James Hayes said the idea for extended hours was brought…

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