Judge allows firm to move ahead with marijuana dispensaries
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts judge has ordered state regulators to allow a medical marijuana company once headed by former U.S. Rep. William Delahunt to move ahead with plans to open dispensaries in Mashpee and Plymouth.
The Boston Globe reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/1GCZ898 ) that a Suffolk Superior Court judge found the Department of Public Health failed to follow its own regulations when it rejected applications by Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts to open dispensaries.
Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts initially won approval in January, but state regulators notified the company in June that it was denied licenses.
State officials said the company did not comply with nonprofit regulations.
Suffolk Superior Court Judge Mitchell Kaplan said the company suffered prejudice because the state conducted an additional review of all applications following negative publicity about its selection process.
Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com