A lawsuit has been filed against the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission by a company that was on track to receive a license to grow medical marijuana, but instead found its application rejected. GTI is a company that grows or distributes medical marijuana in three states.
It claims the state commission's subcommittee listed it as a finalist for one of the 15 licenses to grow medical marijuana in on July 27, but two days later, citing a need for geographic diversity in its applications, the company was dropped off the finalist list, and did not get a license. Company attorneys say the commission changed the rules for applicants very quickly, and did not offer an explanation.
"The expression in politics is flip-flop." said GTI attorney Lanny Davis, who served as White House special Counsel in President Bill Clinton's administration. "Flip flops usually occur in a political campaign over a period of time. This occurred over 48 hours, something happened."
The lawsuit was filed in Baltimore City Circuit Court Monday. Attorneys and company officials discussed the lawsuit at a news conference Tuesday.
By Robert Lang - WBAL/Sept. 20, 2016
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