Court Rejects Challenge To Ill. Cannabis Licensing Scheme

By Sarah Jarvis (September 29, 2021, 4:11 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge has granted summary judgment to a state agency's officials who were facing a civil rights suit for not allowing two medical cannabis dispensary applicants to change the addresses of their proposed dispensaries, finding the pair's equal protection claim didn't pass muster.

U.S. District Judge Mary M. Rowland said in an opinion filed Tuesday that Brothella Quick, her company BQ Enterprises Inc. and another company called Crystal Clear Compassionate Care Inc. can't succeed on their equal protection claim against officials with the Illinois Department of Financial Professional Regulation because the plaintiffs weren't similarly situated to other applicants they...

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