Making good on a warning issued months in the past, the group that represents many of the state’s marijuana retailers is suing the Cannabis Control Commission to invalidate the brand new rules that create a separate class of companies allowed to ship non-medical marijuana immediately to customers.
The Commonwealth Dispensary Association opposed the fee’s rules whereas they had been in growth final yr and final week filed suit in Suffolk Superior Court asking a decide to void the rules. The group and its attorneys from Foley Hoag argue that the brand new delivery-only license sorts violate the state’s marijuana legislation, which they are saying provides the retailers the correct to ship hashish underneath their current licenses.
“Simply, the CCC overstepped its authority and disregarded state law, radically upending the established rules that hundreds of small businesses and their host communities operated in accordance with since 2016,” the CDA stated in an announcement.
The CCC declined to touch upon the continuing authorized matter, however Chairman Steven Hoffman was adamant late final yr that the fee was on strong authorized floor if the CDA carried out its risk to sue to overturn the fee’s 3-1 vote to adopt the brand new trade rules. [Read more at Daily Hampshire Gazette]