A coalition of 15 marijuana dispensary owners and growers and companies associated with the medical industry have filed suit against the El Paso County Commissioners.
Claiming that the medical marijuana ballot question placed by the commissioners on the November ballot violates Colorado law, the plaintiffs have asked the court to declare the question illegal on its face, order it to be removed from the ballot, and determine that the commissioners exceeded their authority “by attempting to have the voters decide the question of a ban that is impermissible under state law.”
The 31-page complaint, filed by three attorneys representing the coalition list 10 separate causes of action.
The plaintiffs allege, among other things, that having already moved to permit, license and regulate medical marijuana businesses in the county, the commissioners have forfeited the power to simply ban such businesses.
“The Defendant simply cannot establish a regulatory scheme and then allow a ban of the very businesses it allowed to exist through regulation,” the complaint says. “This violates Colorado Constitution…”
Click here to read the complaint.