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Sec. 6-5-309. Good cause for denial of new license, denial of renewal, or sanctions.
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The Authority may deny a new application, deny renewal of a license, or impose sanctions on a medical marijuana license previously approved or issued if the Authority finds, by a preponderance of the evidence at a hearing, or upon the admission or stipulation of the applicant or licensee, that any of the following have occurred:

(a) The licensee, principals, manager, employees, the licensed premises, or the adjacent grounds do not meet or no longer meet one (1) or more of the requirements of Sections 6-5-301 or 6-5-308 of this Code, any other provision of Telluride Municipal Code, as amended, state law, or state regulations;

(b) The licensee has failed to obtain any state license, certification, registration or approval, or meet any other requirement imposed by state law or regulations;

(c) The licensee, principals, manager, or employees have committed or attempted to commit any violation of any Town ordinance, state statute, or state regulation or have permitted others to violate the same on the licensed premises or adjacent grounds or on other licensed premises or adjacent grounds;

(d) The licensed premises have been operated in a way that substantially deviates from the operational plan approved by the Authority;

(e) The licensed premises or adjacent grounds have been operated in a way that substantially harms the public health, safety, or welfare;

(f) A check, credit card, debit card, or other payment for any tax, fee, fine, fine in lieu, or other sum due to the Town from the licensee has been stopped or rejected for insufficient funds, closed account, or similar reasons;

(g) Any tax, fee, fine, fine in lieu of suspension, or other sum due to the Town from the licensee is unpaid and more than thirty (30) days in default; or

(h) The licensed premises have not been operated for more than one (1) year. (Ord. 1348, 2011; Ord. 1463 §4, 2018)

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