Second Company Joins Lawsuit Over Medical Marijuana Licenses

September 30, 2016

A second company has asked to join the lawsuit against the Maryland Cannabis Commission, alleging that it too was unfairly denied a lucrative license to grow medical marijuana.

Maryland Cultivation and Processing filed paperwork Wednesday to jointly sue the state commission with GTI Maryland.

While the two companies were ranked initially among the 15 top applicants for licenses to grow the drug, they were later excluded so the commission could instead grant preliminary licenses to two lower-ranked companies in Southern and Southeastern Maryland. Only the top 15 received approval for preliminary licenses.

The commission said it was following state law that required it to consider geographic diversity among winners.

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