Denver City Council OKs 120-day moratorium on new marijuana players

Extended restriction on recreational market and new ban on medical marijuana applications are seen as “transition phase”

In this Aug. 25, 2014 photo, marijuana store Denver Relief co-owner Kayvan Khalatbari, right, talks with his employee Jeff Botkin.

In this Aug. 25, 2014 photo, marijuana store Denver Relief co-owner Kayvan Khalatbari, right, talks with his employee Jeff Botkin. (Brennan Linsley, Associated Press)

A shortened four-month expanded moratorium on new players in Denver’s legal marijuana markets won easy approval Monday night from the City Council.

After longer discussions in a committee late last month, the…

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