03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

CannaMart-Centennial Court Case Could Determine Whether Municipalities Can Ban Medical Marijuana Providers

Medical marijuana advocates believe that today's court hearing in Centennial could shape the future of the booming medical marijuana industry in Colorado.

In October the City of Centennial revoked the business license of CannaMart after learning that the business was a medical marijuana dispensary. In turn, two caregivers and three patients from the dispensary sued the city in hopes of having the decision overturned. The case could prove a landmark decision on whether cities can use home rule authority to ban dispensaries from operating within city limits, even though voters approved the use of medical marijuana by seriously ill patients in 2000.

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