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Judge orders Windsor pot dispensary to close

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) – A judge has ordered the closure of a Windsor medical marijuana dispensary that town officials say is defying a moratorium on the businesses.

Weld County District Court Judge James Hartmann issued a written statement Wednesday ordering the MediGrow dispensary to cease operating in the northern Colorado town.

The decision follows last week’s hearing on Windsor’s request for an injunction to close the dispensary. The town has been citing owner Lazarus Pino fines of up to $300 every day since Dec. 17, a day after it passed a 75-day moratorium on new marijuana dispensaries.

Pino says he opened for business before the moratorium. He has another opportunity to argue his case in May when he goes to municipal court to challenge the moratorium’s constitutionality.

Information from: Greeley Daily Tribune, http://greeleytribune.com

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