FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bob Hoban, Hoban & Feola, LLC Direct: 303-960-8849 or BobHoban@comcast.

net Robert J. Corry, Jr., Attorney at Law Direct: 720-629-7112 or November 29, 2009 PATIENTS TO SUE CENTENNIAL TO GAIN ACCESS TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA Landmark case challenges municipal authority to ban all Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Centennial, Colo.—For the first time in state history, a coalition of medical marijuana patients, together with their caregivers, will sue a municipal government to reopen a medical marijuana wellness center. The Centennial-based CannaMart was shuttered last month after city officials banned Medical Marijuana dispensaries within city limits. Four seriously-ill medical marijuana patients, together with their two caregivers, allege that the City of Centennial violated Colorado’s Constitution and relevant land use statutes when it forced CannaMart to shut down its operations on October 19. The coalition’s attorneys, Bob Hoban and Jessica Corry of Hoban & Feola, LLC, and Robert J. Corry, Jr., rely on well established Colorado case law to argue that home rule municipalities, including Centennial, are prohibited from imposing land use restrictions on local businesses when such restrictions infringe upon rights upheld by the state Constitution as “matters of statewide concern.” Medical marijuana has been legal in Colorado since 2000, when a majority of voters approved a constitutional amendment allowing individuals suffering from debilitating medical conditions to legally consume and purchase marijuana. The amendment also legalized the sale, distribution, storage, transportation, production, and cultivation of the medicine by caregivers. WHAT: Medical marijuana caregivers and patients, together with their attorneys, will speak about their lawsuit to open Centennial to Medical Marijuana. WHEN: Monday, November 30, 2009, 11:00 a.m. WHERE: Arapahoe County District Court, 7325 S. Potomac St., Centennial, CO, in the courtyard by the flagpoles. “While Centennial may not like the idea of medical marijuana caregivers providing services to patients within city limits, Colorado law is clear: the city lacks the legal authority to restrict the rights of caregivers and patients in such a way,” said Hoban. “The City of Centennial cannot amend the Colorado Constitution and cannot override Colorado’s voters. Sick people have a constitutional right to Medical Marijuana, and we hope this lawsuit will ease human suffering and bring Centennial into compliance with the constitution.” added Robert J. Corry, Jr. # # #