Arguments continue in Colorado pot lawsuit
Ryan Summerlin December 23, 2009
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) – A medical marijuana dispensary suing to reopen in the Denver suburb of Centennial says banks attract more crime than pot shops.
CannaMart is suing the city after it was shut down a couple months ago. CannaMart’s lawyers say that because Colorado voters cleared the sale of medical marijuana, cities don’t have the right to ban dispensaries. Many cities struggling with how to regulate marijuana are watching to see how the Arapahoe County judge rules.
Arapahoe Sheriff J. Grayson Robinson testified that a dispensary may require more attention from law enforcement.
But a CannaMart lawyer countered that the city should ban banks if leaders want to prevent the chance of robberies.
A decision was expected later Wednesday.