The State of Nevada is facing a series of cannabis lawsuits alleging the process for awarding pot licenses is shrouded in secrecy. The litigation doesn’t allege that public officials are getting any sort of kickbacks from the firms awarded licenses, but say the state should nonetheless be more transparent about its processes.
Since recreational cannabis became legal in Nevada two years ago, our Los Angeles marijuana attorneys understand the state has released only trickles of information about the state criteria for the new market. TIME Magazine in a recent report flat-out stated, “No one knows for sure” how state officials are awarding new licenses, only that they are being awarded because dispensaries are opening without complaint from the state.
Several plaintiffs are seeking to learn more about how the state chose the companies it did in awarding 61 licenses out of 462 vendors to sell recreational marijuana to adults. Continue reading