3 Cities Sue Adams County Over Recreational Pot Taxes

COLORADO:  Three suburban Denver cities are suing Adams County to stop it from collecting taxes from recreational marijuana businesses already being taxed by the cities and the state.

The lawsuit filed this week argues Adams County shouldn’t get tax revenue because it doesn’t have a regulatory system for recreational pot sales like the cities that are suing. The lawsuit also contends Adams County lacks legal authority to impose the tax, which voters approved in November.

Aurora, Commerce City and Northglenn filed the lawsuit. Commerce City is in Adams County, and portions of Aurora and Northglenn are as well.

An Aurora marijuana business, Terrapin Care Station, is joining the cities suing.


Adams County Selects Applicants For Marijuana Businesses

COLORADO:  Adams County selected 10 entrepreneurs Tuesday afternoon to begin the process to open a marijuana business in an unincorporated area of the county.

The  county got 1,608 applications for three retail stores, three grow facilities, three infused-product manufacturing facilities and one testing facility.

The 10 selected applicants now have six months to get a state license, building permit and change-of-use permit for their business.

If a lottery winner doesn’t have all of that within six months — by 4 p.m. on July 21, to be precise — the county will call the next name that was pulled from the lottery, and that person would begin the process.