Marijuana shop drops lawsuit against city of Steamboat amid plans to sell business – Steamboat Pilot & Today

Kevin Fisher, left, and Ryan Fisher, co-owners of Rocky Mountain Remedies, dropped a lawsuit against the city as they plan to sell the business to Mark Smith, CEO of Tumbleweed, which operates several marijuana dispensaries across the state. Steamboat Springs City Council will discuss the transition in ownership during its June 16 meeting.
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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A local marijuana dispensary dropped a lawsuit against the city of Steamboat Springs as the business owners prepare to sell their shares of the company to an Eagle County resident who operates a chain of dispensaries across the state. 

The lawsuit stemmed from a Steamboat Springs City Council decision last year not to allow Rocky Mountain Remedies to move from its current location on the west end of town to a more prominent spot between downtown and Steamboat Resort.

On June 14, a Routt County judge approved a motion to dismiss the case, according to court records, following a petition from the dispensary’s owners, Ryan and Kevin Fisher, who are not related.

The two also have filed for approval to change the corporate structure of Rocky Mountain Remedies through the city. If granted, they would transition ownership to Mark Smith, CEO of Tumbleweed dispensaries, which has shops in eight other Colorado towns, such as Frisco and Avon.

Smith’s company made national headlines in 2017 after opening the nation’s first drive-through marijuana shop in Parachute. 

Kevin Fisher, whose dispensary was the first in Steamboat to offer retail marijuana in 2014, is leaving the company to lead a medical marijuana company headquartered in Georgia. 

He recently accepted the position of executive director of operations for Surterra Wellness, which sells cannabis products to customers in Massachusetts, Nevada, Florida and Texas. 

In recent years, Fisher has been focusing on the medicinal aspects of marijuana, particularly in

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