Ohio Medical Pot Co. Demands Action On Expansion Request

By Jack Queen (September 25, 2020, 4:55 PM EDT) -- An Ohio medical marijuana cultivator has sued a state cannabis regulator for taking no action on its expansion application, saying the agency is "punting" on the issue despite a pronounced shortage of marijuana in the Buckeye State.

Fire Rock Ltd. told a state court on Thursday that the Ohio Department of Commerce has refused to consider its February application despite a clear legal mandate to either grant or deny the request, leaving the grower stuck in limbo and unable to meet patient demand.

Fire Rock said the department is "attempting to confound an otherwise clear and unambiguous administrative code section in...

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