Pot Co. Sues Mass. City Over Requirements It Calls Arbitrary

Law360 (February 5, 2021, 9:50 PM EST) — A medical marijuana company is suing the city of Taunton, Massachusetts, after it was denied a recreational marijuana license, claiming the city arbitrarily rejected its application after it met all of the state and local requirements.

MassMedicum, which operates multiple marijuana businesses in Massachusetts, says in a suit filed in state court Thursday that it had gotten all the approvals it needed from both the state and local governments to receive a recreational license for a location in Taunton.

But after repeatedly acknowledging that MassMedicum was qualified to receive the license, the Taunton Municipal Council refused to award one, claiming the…

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