L.A. Sued Over Cannabis Licensing Process

A group of cannabis entrepreneurs are suing the City of Los Angeles over its licensing process, arguing that it was flawed and unfair.

The city issued licenses on a first-come, first-serve basis. But it was later discovered that some companies had accessed the system early. While an audit found no intentional wrongdoing, it did confirm that 226 applicants accessed the online platform before the official 10 a.m. start time. Of those, 14 started their applications early.

“Fundamental to any fair race is that the competitors must start at the same time or, at the very least, be given accurate information about when the race will begin,” the Social Equity Owners and Workers Association said in its lawsuit. “The record demonstrates that this did not occur.”

The organization is now asking a judge to review all of the applications that were submitted to the city.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.


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