Metro Cannabis Sues Aurora After Being Denied Retail Marijuana License For Cannamart

COLORADO:  The city of Aurora “manipulated the process” of selecting who would receive a license to sell recreational marijuana in the city, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by a business owner who was denied a license.

In the suit, Metro Cannabis, which sought to open a recreational pot shop called Cannamart, claims that Aurora miscalculated who should receive a license by improperly rounding scores.

Metro Cannabis subsequently said in the lawsuit that a hearing officer for the city who heard the company’s appeal acknowledged “a clear mathematical error” but denied the license anyway.

The lawsuit, filed in Adams County District Court, is the first legal challenge of Aurora’s convoluted process of awarding recreational marijuana licenses based on a point system.