LA Wants Out Of Suit Over Pot Social Equity Applications

Law360 (June 14, 2021, 5:23 PM EDT) -- The city of Los Angeles struck back at a lawsuit brought by three would-be cannabis companies suing for another pass at their applications to the city's social equity marijuana licensing program, saying the companies could not show that their rights had been violated.

The brief marks the latest volley in a court battle brought by ARMLA One Inc., ARMLA Two Inc. and Gompers SocEq Inc. alleging that Los Angeles' Department of Cannabis Regulation's social equity policy was critically flawed and that their applications were unlawfully disfavored.

But in its motion to dismiss, filed Friday in California federal court, the city said...

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