A medical cannabis company embroiled in litigation with the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission filed a new motion for a preliminary injunction and a temporary restraining order ahead of an AMCC meeting.
Alabama Always, which sued the commission in June and August over alleged procedural inconsistencies and in July over the appointment of former chair Steven Stokes, alleged in the new filing that AMCC “repeatedly violated the [Alabama Administrative Procedure Act].” The suit alleges that the commission did not comply with a requirement that applicants show they can start cultivating within 60 days and improperly changed rules with a scoring system and application guide.
“At its Oct. 13, 2022 meeting, the [AMCC] discussed the creation of ‘application guides’ containing a ‘scoring’ process that deviated from the statute and regulations,” the motion stated. The new legal action comes as negotiations between AMCC and private companies over licensing to cultivate and distribute medical cannabis appear to have stalled.
Will Somerville, an attorney representing Alabama Always, said in an interview Monday afternoon that since plaintiffs submitted their proposal during negotiations, they haven’t heard back from the commission.
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