Pot Biz Challenges Maine's Medical Marijuana Residency Rule

By Jack Queen (December 18, 2020, 9:11 PM EST) -- A Maine cannabis company that effectively defeated the state's recreational dispensary license residency requirement in court has taken aim at a similar rule on the medical side of the pot industry, saying it unconstitutionally discriminates against out-of-staters.

Wellness Connection of Maine and High Street Capital Partners LLC, the investment fund that owns its recreational marijuana sister company, on Thursday asked a federal court to strike down the state's requirement that medical dispensaries be wholly owned and controlled by Mainers.

"The self-evident purpose of the residency requirement is to discriminate against non-residents such as plaintiff High Street, a prospective out-of-state investor, and...

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