Hearing Over Disputed Marijuana Licenses in Nevada Set to Resume
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Hearing Over Disputed Marijuana Licenses in Nevada Set to Resume

Plaintiffs in at least seven lawsuits complain that the selection process wasn’t transparent.

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June 10, 2019

A judge will continue a hearing this week to decide whether Nevada should be blocked from granting dozens of retail marijuana licenses, after losing applicants complained that the scoring system used to determine the winners was biased and unconstitutional.

Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez will hear testimony Monday and Tuesday over an injunction sought by a group of rejected applicants. The state received 462 applications for 61 conditional licenses, awarding those to 17 companies.

Plaintiffs in at least seven lawsuits complain that the selection process wasn’t transparent, that the state improperly used temporary workers to screen applicants and that bias led to the selection of winners and losers.

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