A court has ordered Illinois officers to maintain off on rescoring license applications for leisure marijuana dispensaries, delaying the controversial course of for at the very least per week, information present.
State officers agreed to the ruling, which freezes a plan by Gov. J.B. Pritzker meant to resolve complaints in regards to the scoring course of.
The order by Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Adam Giganti got here in response to a lawsuit filed towards Pritzker and his administration by three license candidates that already certified for a lottery to win the licenses: SB IL LLC, Vertical Management LLC, and GRI Holdings LLC.
The Illinois Supreme Court final week declined to hear the case, so the plaintiffs filed it in the decrease court. The candidates argue that the state’s ongoing delay in awarding the licenses for marijuana is unfair and unlawful.
The companies submitting swimsuit search a short lived injunction and a everlasting court order to compel state officers to award 75 new retail retailer licenses as initially deliberate, with out giving the dropping candidates a second likelihood in this primary spherical of licensing.
Under the state legislation that legalized marijuana this yr, the licenses have been to be awarded by May 1. The governor issued an govt order indefinitely delaying these licenses, citing the coronavirus pandemic. [Read more at Chicago Tribune]