Broomfield suspended a lottery she was scheduled to run this month to award three retail marijuana licenses after the county received “considerable feedback” on who was applying and whether they were playing by the rules.
The hiatus, announced by the county last week, came after Terrapin Care Station sued Broomfield and a number of competing candidates, claiming several candidates among the 26 candidates were using multiple versions of the same company name while at the at least three candidates were directly related to one another.
His lawsuit says the county’s own rules state that “no person or entity should apply for more than one license anywhere in town.”
Broomfield officials said they would suspend the marijuana licensing process for up to 60 days “for staff to re-evaluate the submission of applications from different but affiliated entities.”
Broomfield City Council approved the sale of cannabis in March and chose to award three licenses through a raffle.