Revolutionary Clinics Drops Lawsuit Against Cambridge, Mass.
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Revolutionary Clinics Drops Lawsuit Against Cambridge, Mass.

The medical cannabis dispensary had sued the city over its cannabis ordinance that allowed only social equity applicants to receive adult-use retail licenses for a two-year period.

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January 29, 2021

Revolutionary Clinics, a Massachusetts-based medical cannabis dispensary, has dropped its lawsuit against Cambridge over the city’s ordinance that allowed only social equity applicants to receive adult-use retail licenses for a two-year period, according to a MassLive.com report.

A judge initially sided with Revolutionary Clinics in January 2020, ruling that licensed medical cannabis dispensaries must be able to immediately seek licensure in the adult-use market.

An appeals court then ruled in April that the city’s existing law was fair, which prompted Revolutionary Clinics to take its case back to the original judge in August. This time, the judge sided with the appeals court decision, and when Revolutionary Clinics brought the case back to court in October, it was ultimately dismissed.

“Rev firmly believes that the best remedies are developed through collaboration and partnership, rather than restrictions,” Revolutionary Clinics said in a statement to MassLive.com. “Although we maintain our position that the moratorium in Cambridge conflicts with state law, we ultimately recognize that this legal conflict needs to end. We have decided to drop the lawsuit and will instead focus more of our time, attention, and financial resources to help build impactful equity programs in the communities we serve."