Ruling expected in Centennial marijuana lawsuit |

Ruling expected in Centennial marijuana lawsuit

The Associated Press

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – A marijuana dispensary in Centennial could be back open for business by the end of the day.

An Arapahoe County District Court judge was expected to give an oral ruling Wednesday in a dispute between the city and a pot shop called CannaMart. The city shut down the dispensary last fall after only a few weeks in business. CannaMart sued, saying it was a legal business and that cities can’t ban all marijuana dispensaries.

The lawsuit has dragged on for two weeks, and the judge said last week he’d need more time to consider the case. Several cities across Colorado will be watching to see whether it’s permissible for them to ban all marijuana shops, or whether the state constitution means cities have to allow at least some dispensaries.

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