The medical marijuana industry in Fort Collins made headlines this week when employees at seven dispensaries voted to unionize. And Nov. 1, voters in the city will decide whether to ban dispensaries. This is one of several topics that our media partners at Colorado Public Television and “Colorado Inside Out” are discussing.
A judge in Colorado’s 8th Judicial District decided not to allow three Loveland medical marijuana dispensaries to remain open after the city’s March 1 ban. But a case challenging the ban will continue through the court.
An 8th Judicial District Court judge heard arguments from both sides of a lawsuit today challenging the city of Loveland’s ban on medical marijuana dispensaries.
Loveland voters approved the medical marijuana dispensary ban last November, and it went into place on March 1. But three dispensaries are challenging it, along with unnamed medical marijuana patients. They say it violates their rights guaranteed by the state constitution. That’s despite a state law passed by the legislature last year that gives cities the right to restrict medical marijuana dispensaries.