A company has filed a lawsuit against the State of Alabama after its medical cannabis license application was denied.
According to Alabama Political Reporter, Alabama Always is the first applicant to file suit after an “inconsistent” application process.
The lawsuit claims the Alabama Cannabis Commission passed its duties on to third parties and relied “blindly” on the information provided by those third parties.
According to the report, the process of “grading” medical cannabis applicants was outsourced to a group supervised by the University of Southern Alabama.
The grades were sent to the Commission and the lawsuit claims members didn’t review the results until the morning of a June 12 meeting for approving applications.
Always Alabama also called out the “secretive” approval process that did not involve public input.