A medical cannabis company Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC), alleging the commission violated the state’s Open Meetings Act (OMA) at its Aug. 10 meeting.

Alabama Always, which sued the commission last month over the appointment of former chair Steven Stokes, alleged that commission members privately nominated companies for public votes on license awards during an executive session.

The lawsuit alleges that commission members were instructed to seal their nominations in an envelope during the executive session, and the companies with the most nominations received a public vote in the Aug. 10 meeting.

“They told the judge they would comply with the act, and then they didn’t,” said Will Somerville, an attorney for Alabama Always, in a phone interview Tuesday. “And I think the evidence that we presented in the motion was really clear that violated the act.”

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