MMK Limited backs down from lawsuit threats against Granby
January 27, 2015
MMK Limited, which had hoped to open a retail marijuana store on U.S. Highway 40 near Granby, is backing down from its threats of a lawsuit against the Town of Granby.
Jean Gonnell, Special Counsel at Hoban & Feola Law firm that represents MMK Limited, confirmed that they will not be filing a lawsuit with the Town of Granby. Gonnell explained MMK Limited is moving on from their attempts to establish a retail marijuana facility on land recently annexed by the town.
"Because our clients are aware that the Town of Granby is against their legal operations, they are deciding to look for a different place," said Gonnell.
The owners of MMK are looking at other facilities in the county and are also considering ending their attempts to establish a retail marijuana facility in Grand County altogether.
"These are good business minded men trying to do the right thing," said Gonnell. "I think it is especially sad in a county that voted in favor of Amendment 64.
"We are not totally surprised," said Granby Town Manager Wally Baird. "Considering all the other expenses they would need to go through to repair that building before they would be able to use it; to put that kind of money into it as well as putting the kind of money needed in pursuing a lawsuit was probably more than what they wanted to do."
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The Granby Board of Trustees annexed the land where MMK Limited intended to open a store in December. During that meeting legal counsel for MMK Limited said that annexation, which they contended was done illegally, would result in a lawsuit.
A motion to reconsider the annexation was filed and discussed by trustees during the first meeting in January. During that meeting the board declined to reconsider the annexation.