State’s Denial of Marijuana Dispensaries Ruled Out By Judge


“As always, the MMJ Program’s top priority is ensuring safe, appropriate patient access across the Commonwealth,” said the spokesman, Scott Zoback.

Delahunt, who resigned from the company in September, called the controversial selection process for the coveted dispensary licenses outrageous, unethical, and adversarial.

In a 22-page ruling Monday, a Suffolk Superior Court judge found that the Department of Public Health failed to follow its own regulations in June when it notified Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts that its applications to open three dispensaries were rejected.

Five months earlier, the state had told the company it had won provisional approval for all three dispensaries, scoring it highest among 100 applicants, and would move to the inspection phase after paying a $50,000 registration fee for each one.

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