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.