LONGMONT, Colo. — Medical marijuana dispensaries in Longmont have lost their fight to reopen after a city ban.

The Daily Times-Call newspaper reports that Boulder District Judge Ingrid Bakke dismissed a lawsuit from three dispensaries on Friday (Judge dismisses marijuana case against Longmont – Longmont Times-Call). Bakke ruled the ban neither violated constitutional rights nor constituted an illegal “taking” of property.

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New Age Wellness, Colorado Patients First and The Longmont Apothecary sued the city in July. They sued after a failed petition to put a repeal of the dispensary ban on the November ballot. All three closed on Aug. 19.

Longmont issued a moratorium on new marijuana-related businesses in October of 2009 and approved a complete ban last May.

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Source: Medical marijuana dispensaries in Longmont lose fight to reopen | The Republic