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US (GA): Lawsuit claims Georgia medical cannabis bids were full of fraud and corruption

While the Georgia legislature battles it out over possible changes to the Georgia Medical Cannabis law, another lawsuit has been filed against the state.

Eight losing bidders filed suit in mid-February in Fulton County, claiming the selection process was unlawful and infused with fraud and corruption. "We're going to fight to make sure it's done the right way," said attorney Jake Evans.

Last year, the Georgia Medical Cannabis Commission awarded potentially lucrative licenses to six companies to grow and sell medical cannabis. For two years, the FOX 5 I-Team has investigated the awarding of medical cannabis licenses in Georgia. The I-Team exposed controversial corporate backgrounds involving five of the winning bidders.

Then, another bid controversy surfaced. I was a consultant on one of the companies that was applying this past year," Rep. Deborah Silcox said during a recent medical cannabis committee meeting.


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