COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — The state has shut down three Colorado Springs medical marijuana dispensaries. According to a warrant for distraint notices on the front door of one of the businesses, the owners owe thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes.
Thursday, 13 Investigates learned that Tweedleaf was shut down by the Marijuana Enforcement Divison (MED).
According to the Colorado Department of Revenue, an investigation is ongoing. However, the state says 18 business licenses under the umbrella of “TweedLeaf” have been closed. The closures are a part of a coordinated investigation with the Colorado Department of Revenue’s Taxation Division.
The warrant for distraint says AJC Industries, the limited liability company for Tweedleaf, has more than $82,000 in unpaid, delinquent taxes. The warrant says they were given 12 separate notices since October 2021.
13 Investigates reached out to the owner of Tweedleaf, John Kaweske by phone and visited an address listed on the El Paso County Assessor’s website listed to him. We were not able to reach him.
Tweedleaf has three Colorado Springs locations. There are eighteen business licenses under TweedLeaf in Colorado. All operate multiple cultivation and processing sites as well.
One former employee told 13 Investigates