Md. Medical Pot Application Process Is Broken, Suit Says

Law360 (February 26, 2020, 5:46 PM EST) -- Maryland's Medical Cannabis Commission failed in its mandate to assist minority applicants in securing licenses to grow and process marijuana, according to a complaint filed Tuesday in Maryland federal court.

MediGrow LLC, a minority-owned medical cannabis venture launched last year, alleges that the commission's procedure for assessing license applications was riddled with errors, opaque about the criteria used to decide on licenses, and ineffective in accomplishing policy goals of licensing more women- and minority-controlled marijuana businesses.

Among the many missteps MediGrow alleges, the MMCC "created an application that prioritized sham indicators of diversity over the quality and safety of medical cannabis...

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