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Violations of Unlicensed Retail Cannabis Shops for the Past 3 Years

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Colorado Department of Revenue

Subject: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request – Violations of Unlicensed Retail Cannabis Shops for the Past 3 Years

Dear FOIA Officer,

I am writing to request information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), specifically seeking access to records related to violations of unlicensed retail cannabis shops in Colorado for the period of January 1, 2021, to the date this request is processed.

I kindly request that the information provided be in a machine-readable format, such as Excel or CSV, and be made accessible according to the guidelines set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure compatibility with assistive technologies.

Please provide the following details for each violation, categorized by the points mentioned below:

Category 1: Violation Details

Violation ID/Reference Number
Date of the violation
Location of the unlicensed retail cannabis shop
Nature of the violation
Description of the specific offense
Category 2: Enforcement Actions
6. Actions taken by the Colorado Department of Revenue in response to the violation

Sanctions imposed or penalties levied on the unlicensed retail cannabis shop
Category 3: Resolution Status
8. Current status of each violation (e.g., open, closed, pending)

Any corrective measures implemented by the unlicensed retail cannabis shop to address the violation
Category 4: Additional Information
10. Any supporting documentation related to the violations (e.g., inspection reports, photographs, correspondence)

Furthermore, if any records or portions of records are being withheld or exempted from disclosure, I kindly request an indexed list specifying the withheld or redacted records along with the specific exemption(s) under the FOIA that justify their non-disclosure. Please provide the cited legal provisions or statutory exemptions for each redaction or withholding.

To ensure compliance with ADA guidelines, please make the information accessible to individuals using assistive technologies, such as screen readers or text-to-speech software.

If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions under the FOIA. Additionally, please provide me with an opportunity to appeal the decision.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Jordan Lassiter

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