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Pot dispensary CannaMart sues another city
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by Heather Sackett, Centennial Citizen

A medical marijuana dispensary that had already filed a lawsuit against Centennial is now suing the City of Littleton for denying it a license to operate.

CannaMart claims a Littleton city employee told the business in November it would be “grandfathered in” because it had already applied for a sales tax license. The suit says the dispensary invested nearly $80,000 in its commercial building, which it leased for about five years on Nov. 2.

Meanwhile, CannaMart’s shop at Broadway and Arapahoe Road has remained open despite being turned down for a license by a panel in May.

The dispensary is seeking a reversal of last month’s decision as well as damages and attorney fees. CannaMart is being represented by the law firm Hoban and Feola and well-known Denver medical marijuana attorney Jessica Corry.

“CannaMart is seeking compensation for the lost value of its business, which is hundreds of thousands of dollars,” Corry wrote in an e-mail.

The lawsuit, which also names the Littleton Licensing Authority as a defendant, was filed in Arapahoe County Court on June 11. Littleton has 30 days to file a response.

The licensing authority granted licenses to four medical marijuana dispensaries May 12 and denied licenses to CannaMart and another shop that had been operational. In January, the city council passed an ordinance limiting the number of dispensaries to four. Council enacted a moratorium on dispensaries Nov. 3. READ MORE>>>

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