Local cannabis dispensary 14er Boulder has successfully completed renovations and obtained a license renewal that allows it to remain in business after it began demolition without the necessary permits.
The renovations at the Mapleton store — meant to increase capacity, enhance security and allow the dispensary to properly store its products — prompted about a year of legal and bureaucratic back and forth with Boulder’s marijuana licensing department. City staff determined that 14er Boulder was in violation of its license, at least in part due to beginning a construction project without being properly permitted.
Considering 14er Boulder fought the city’s decision in court and the project occurred in a period of pandemic-induced construction delays, the license renewal granted earlier this month was no guarantee.
For the license to be renewed, 14er Boulder had to complete construction work inside of its shop by April 8. The work concluded hours before the city came in for an inspection.
“Everything is good to go,” owner and founder Nick Broderick said following the inspection. “It came down to the very last minute.”
In addition to increasing the number of cameras in the store, the renovations improved the dispensary’s ability to store more products in a