Marijuana: Suburban dispensary finally approved after four-year legal battle

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Big photos below.
Four years and multiple court battles later, the medical marijuana dispensary known as Cannamart has finally won approval to do business in Littleton.

The shop still has more hoops ahead of it, including the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division licensing process.

But Cannamart attorney Bob Hoban is optimistic that things are finally, finally, finally on the right track, after setbacks that started back in 2009.

According to Hoban, Cannamart opened on November 12, 2009, at 72 East Arapahoe Road, but it wasn't left alone to do business for long. In mid-December, he goes on, Littleton passed legislation to limit the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in town to four.

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Cannamart's East Arapahoe Road location.
At first, this didn't seem like an issue. In early February 2010, the Littleton city clerk sent a letter announcing that Cannamart had been okayed as one of the four centers allowed to operate in the community; it's on view below. However, that approval was later revoked without process or explanation, Hoban maintains.

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Bob Hoban.
In response, Hoban filed a lawsuit on Cannamart's behalf calling for damages based on the revocation, which he characterizes as a taking of sorts. After the complaint was rejected at the trial court level, the parties took the matter to the state Court of Appeals and asked for a stay so the dispensary could remain open through the process -- and the request was granted.

This positive development was followed by a negative one: The Court of Appeals ultimately rejected Cannamart's complaint, too. That triggered another appeal, this time to the Colorado Supreme Court. Hoban identifies the key question asked by the case like so: Can the government pass legislation to arbitrarily shut down a canna-business without compensation?

That answer has not yet been answered. The arguments were made this past December, but a decision is still pending.

In the meantime, however, the fourth slot for a Littleton dispensary opened up, and rather than waiting for the Supreme Court to weigh in, Cannamart's owners, following Hoban's advice, decided to apply for it as an alternative strategy.

Continue for more about Cannamart's four-year legal battle, including an original document.


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11er
11er

CAN YOU DROP THE MED AND BECOME PLAIN LEGIT? IF SO I WILL VISIT NEXT TIME IN MILE-HI.....

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 "Can the government pass legislation to arbitrarily shut down a canna-business without compensation?"

HB1284 -- which the Big $$ Dispensary Cartels, MMIG pigs and their McLawyer lobbyists supported and helped write -- EXPLICITLY ALLOWS Local Government to Regulate, or BAN ENTIRELY, any or all commercial medical marijuana activity.

A64 -- which was written and promoted by Stoners and McLawyers -- also EXPLICITLY ALLOWS local governments to Regulate or BAN any commercial marijuana business.

Standing Case Law is unequivocally clear -- ALL Contracts involving CRIMINAL ACTIVITY are VOID!


Сколько денег - доходы от преступления - ничего этого адвоката кровоточить эти диспансера владельцев?


stuka1
stuka1


Cue irrelevant hysterical King of Victimhood Whiners DonkeyHotay tantrum in 3...2...1... 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@mattleising ... spending 10s of thousands of $$$ on legal fees to LOSE in court, LOSE the appeal, and have the CSC deny the case ...

Priceless!

                    *** Regulation Works! ***

Patrick
Patrick

@DonkeyHotayDidn't Hoban himself lobby in favor of more regulations for the industry through the Cannabis Business Alliance, another MMIG-knockoff group hell-bent on securing their oligopoly on the industry through promoting government over-regulation to stifle their competition?

http://cannabisalliance.org/about/who-we-are/

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay 

And there it is, just like clockwork! Just as predicted, yet another irrelevant hysterical tantrum fron the King of Victimhood Whiners, DonkeyHotay! You can set your watch by it, I tell ya peeples!

stuka1
stuka1


@DonkeyHotay Getting to watch JackassHoBoy cry every day = Priceless!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Patrick @DonkeyHotay 

Yep, Marijuana McLawyers shilling for their Greedy Big $$ Dispensary Cartel clients to the exclusion, detriment and harm of INDIVIDUAL Marijuana Users and Growers in Colorado.

Stupid Stoners were -- and are -- gullible and naive enough to actually support these self-serving greedy pigs and their special interest legislation, restrictions and regulations -- continually voting against their own self-interest out of sheer ignorance.

Politically manipulating clueless stoners is as easy as leading blind, deaf and dumb sheep to slaughter.

**** Regulation Works!! **** ... because a greedy self-serving McLawyer told you so! 


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Retired_Navy

stupa1 is my OCD suffering lap dog, follows me everywhere, reads each and every one of my posts, parrots my phrases, even impersonates my username and avatar being he is so uncontrollably infatuated with the one and only DonkeyHotay.


Patrick
Patrick

@DonkeyHotay Based on the intelligence level of some of the other commenters on this blog, I guess it's not that surprising. The only positive thing is that A64's passage shows that there is public support for legalization. Too bad there is no one politically adept enough to actually give it to them.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Patrick ... it's hard to imagine the level of depraved ignorance held by the clueless drooling stoners who actually supported A64 and blindly voted against their own self-interest, in favor of Big Government Regulators, Law Enforcement goons and the Insatiable Dept. of Revenue ... all for a pathetic ounce for some stoners, and nothing for the 10s of thousands of users who suffer the most arrests for marijuana crimes -- those under 21 -- who were arbitrarily excluded from any protection whatsoever.

Drooling bong-sucking, stammering imbeciles like stuka1, Kevin Hunt, Matt LIEsing, lyin' Ryan Cordova, Tommy Tutone HCC, et. al. ... and the ever bombastic dilettante Robert Chase ...

... all led over the cliff like brainless lemmings, lured by deliberate lies and deceptions from the lying liars --Vicente, Tvert, Aldworth,  -- who wrote and promoted A64, and Westweed's uncritical and unquestioning regurgitation of the A64 propaganda as fed to the ignorant fools by Michael Roberts and Billy Breathes.


Patrick
Patrick

@DonkeyHotay Maybe not so secret. The purpose of A64 is to clearly to protect law enforcement jobs. More regulations = more auditors, investigators and enforcement officers. I also remember reading that Matt Cook, former DOR MMED head and former DEA agent, now mj consultant to the stars, was one of the main consultants on the language of A64. If you consult the DEA to get their OK on the language of A64, it really shows where your priorities are at.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Patrick

Perhaps Lyin' Brian Vicente and Mendacious Mason Tvert were secretly working FOR Law Enforcement ... 

Who would know unless they actually disclosed that?

... say in the FIRST SENTENCE of the PURPOSE of A64!

Stupid Stoners FUCKED THEMSELVES in the ASS with the Fist of Regulation known as A64 ... and everyone who voted for it DESERVES that FIST rammed up their ass ... to the elbow ... every single day.

Better lube-up stoners!



Patrick
Patrick

@DonkeyHotay Since A64 lets local governments ban marijuana retail shops whenever they want, once the government succeeds in converting all medical shops into A64 personal use shops, then every shop is at risk of being banned at any time. Imagine spending all that money like Cannamart did to get set up into business, just to have your city decide to ban personal use A64 shops 2 or 5 years down the road. No lawsuit will protect these people then, because the right to ban marijuana retail stores at ANY TIME was written into our constitution. How did whoever wrote these marijuana laws end up fucking it up so badly?

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay 

Talking to yourself again, I see, you chickenshit whiny pussy

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 ... you've really become quite mentally unhinged of late ... seek help.

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay Stuka beats the shit out of you and takes your lunch money every day you troll your whiny-ass chickenshit offal here. You are the King of the Victimhood Whiners.

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