Medical marijuana dispensaries in Denver are in place to provide patients with the medical marijuana guaranteed them by the passage of the constitutional amendment in 2000. However, politicians and lawmakers continue to focus the brunt of enforcement efforts on dispensaries.
Our Denver medical marijuana dispensary defense attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the rights of dispensaries. The passage of HB 1284 established a moratorium and permits local governments to ban dispensaries. Zoning violations are being used in more and more cases to close or otherwise regulate dispensaries. Denver City Council Bill 34 passed in January 2010 also established legal requirements for dispensaries.
A dispensary license is now required through the Department of Excise and Licenses. Consulting with an experienced medical marijuana law firm in Denver can ensure that you properly comply with all the requirements and that your rights are protected throughout the process. In many places, a moratorium or ban could prevent you from successfully obtaining a license. In other cases, having your license rejected could subject you to a ban or moratorium impacting those businesses that have not already started the process.
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Denver – Defense Against Government Intrusion
Denver medical marijuana dispensary lawyers know zoning requirements, ordinances and other regulations are being put in place to force the closure of dispensaries already in operation. We believe any rules that infringe upon the rights of patients under the Constitutional Amendment are unconstitutional and must be challenged.
Please consult a qualified attorney before attempting to comply with the various requirements. The Department of Excise and Licenses will require an operating plan; a floor plan; a security plan; an area map and a lease agreement.
Denver Medical Marijuana Dispensaries: Rights and Rules
- Dispensary Definition: A business that sells or distributes marijuana through one or more caregivers to six or more patients. Any cultivation of marijuana associated with the sale or distribution is also included.
- Exemptions: Those distributing to five or fewer patients; private possession or growth in accordance with the Constitution; any caregiver in private possession as permitted by the Constitution.
- Dispensary License: Required after March 1, 2010.
Denver Medical Marijuana Dispensaries: Compliance Issues
Every business must comply with a number of city, state and federal requirements. Those engaged in the business of selling or distributing medical marijuana can be sure their business will receive more scrutiny than most. Other licenses or requirements include:
- Zoning and Building Permits
- Retail Sales Tax License
- Occupational Privilege Tax Application
- Alarm System Permits.
If you need medical marijuana defense representation in Denver – whether as a patient, grower or dispensary, contact the Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal for a free consultation (303) 573-0543.
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