Los Angeles Sued Over Cannabis Equity Rules
The City of Los Angeles is being sued over a new policy that reserves all marijuana delivery permits for social equity applicants until the year 2025.
The Southern California Coalition, the California Cannabis Couriers Association, and cannabis business owner Zach Pitts filed the lawsuit. They say legacy operators who don’t qualify for the equity program have been awaiting permitting for years, only to see the process changed midstream.
At issue are 20 delivery licenses that the city authorized in 2017 for non-social equity entrepreneurs that were supposed to be awarded under a delivery pilot program – in addition to 40 delivery permits for social equity applicants.
The delivery pilot plan, however, was scrapped in July when the L.A. City Council overhauled its marijuana business ordinance. At that point, the municipal law was changed, and all delivery permits were reserved for social equity applicants for the next five years. — Marijuana Business Daily
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