Federal Heights council puts recreational marijuana vote on ballot after medical sales started in March

The marijuana industry has been slow to arrive in the small city of Federal Heights, but officials and businesses expect its budding presence to make a direly needed economic impact on the city of about 12,000 people.

In 2014, voters approved the operation of medical cannabis facilities in the city. So far, a new business called Green Sativa is the first and only store to officially open at 8411 Pecos St. in March.

“The patients we have are really happy that we’re here, because a…

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