A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit regarding medical cannabis licenses in Alabama.
In September 2023, The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) voted to halt the issuance of cannabis licenses that were awarded on 10 August, 2023.
The decision followed multiple lawsuits filed against the state. Alabama Always LLC initiated legal action against the AMCC, alleging a breach of the Open Meetings Record Act where the company suggests the Commission nominated preferred candidates in private.
Chicago-based multi-state operator Verano also filed a suit against the AMCC after it received a licence for an integrated facility in the first round of awards in June, but failed to receive a licence in the second round. The company sued the AMCC for revoking its business license due to application score errors, claiming the Commission exceeded its authority.
The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) has now reached a settlement on the issues according to WBRC.
According to the publication, the settlement will enable the AMCC to begin the implementation of issuing new licenses by the end of this year.
The AMCC is expected to ratify the settlement decision on 27 November, 2023.