Proposed Winter Park dispensary in court to address complaint
November 10, 2016
A preliminary injunction hearing was held before 14th Judicial District Judge Mary Hoak on Thursday, November 10 at the Grand County Judicial Center in Hot Sulphur Springs concerning the proposed retail marijuana dispensary in Winter Park. County Attorney Alan Hassler, a counsel for the Town of Winter Park, and Dan Volpe from the dispensary, Serene Wellness, were involved in the hearing.
The hearing addressed the County's motion to dismiss the complaints filed by Winter Park.
No decisions were made and the case was continued until December 14, according to Winter Park Town Manager Drew Nelson. Nelson said the judge did rule, however, that Winter Park Mayor Jimmy Lahrman and the town of Winter Park have standing in the case.
Since the complaints were filed, the County has discussed intent to introduce an ordinance imposing a temporary moratorium on marijuana licenses. At their October 25 meeting, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) passed a motion to move forward with the process of imposing the moratorium.
The state of Colorado marijuana regulations require 30 days after the notice before the ordinance can be voted upon. The BOCC meeting on Tuesday, December 6 will be the next meeting following the 30-day waiting period, and the commissioners said that is when they will vote on the ordinance. The ordinance would last until January 1, 2018.
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