A Michigan federal judge Friday, June 3, tossed a lawsuit by a cannabis company that claimed a Michigan township's marijuana licensing scheme unlawfully and arbitrarily favored some applicants over others.
In his order, U.S. District Judge Thomas L. Ludington found that plaintiffs Green Stones Inc. and Jeffrey Yatooma did not allege an actual or imminent injury and therefore lacked standing to pursue their case.
Green Stones and Yatooma filed their complaint against Birch Run Township in April, claiming that some of the
town's criteria for awarding licenses, which it says are essential for a winning application, were incomprehensibly vague and immaterial and would prevent them from securing a winning score, despite the principals' years of experience in Michigan's medical marijuana industry.
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