California-based MedMen filed swimsuit towards the town of Pasadena, claiming that its application for a cannabis retail location was improperly disqualified.
According to the Pasadena Star-News, MedMen referred to as the town’s resolution “arbitrary, capricious and unlawful” and chalked up the ruling as bitter grapes from a competitor, Sweet Flower.
The metropolis moved to disqualify MedMen – which originally qualified for one of many six retail MJ permits up for grabs final 12 months – due to turnover on the firm’s government degree since its allow was initially awarded.
MedMen, headquartered in Los Angeles, claims within the lawsuit that, after the unique scoring, it entered right into a “non-terminable, 10-year lease” for roughly $6.5 million and had already spent $700,000 on varied bills associated to the licensing course of.
The firm additional argued that turnover on the government degree doesn’t represent a change in possession as a result of the corporate itself nonetheless owns all of the belongings associated to the Pasadena enterprise, in accordance with the Star-News.
MedMen can also be not alone in suing Pasadena over its marijuana licensing course of; two others from the pool of six authentic license winners even have filed swimsuit towards the town.