Medical marijuana dispensary closure: City council's Carla Madison defends amendment

Last Friday, Altitude Organic Medicine's Highlands location held a combination goodbye party and going-out-of-business sale after being forced to close due to a controversial amendment that essentially zoned AOM out of existence.

Owner Brian Cook promises a lawsuit -- but city councilwoman Carla Madison defends the measure that shut him down even as she expresses sympathy for Cook's dilemma.

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