Court rules in favor of Centenniel dispensary
December 30, 2009
CENTENNIAL, Colo. – A marijuana shop in the Denver suburb of Centennial will be allowed to reopen despite a local effort to shut it down.
An Arapahoe County judge sided with CannaMart and ruled Wednesday that it can reopen while challenging the city’s ban. The dispensary was open for several weeks this fall before Centennial ordered it closed, saying the dispensary violated federal drug laws.
Even though Colorado is one of 14 states to allow medical marijuana, Centennial said it could ban dispensaries because they violate federal drug laws.
Judge Christopher Cross disagreed, saying cities cannot try to enforce federal law by banning all dispensaries.