Los Angeles selects 100 cannabis social equity applicants after court victory

An additional 100 social equity applicants in Los Angeles will get an opportunity to apply for cannabis retail licenses after a U.S. district judge refused to halt the lottery selection.

The application process in the nation’s largest marijuana market was the latest to face legal scrutiny when a Michigan man filed a lawsuit arguing the process was unconstitutional.

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Kenneth Gay, a principal of Variscite, a California-based corporation, filed the California lawsuit a month after filing a similar suit in New York, where a federal judge ruled that state regulators couldn’t issue dozens of adult-use marijuana retail licenses until the legal action was resolved.

The most recently approved L.A. social equity applicants were selected under the city’s Phase 3 Retail Round 2 Lottery.

More than 1,200 applicants requested social equity verification and 500-plus qualified, according to the city’s Department of Cannabis Regulation.

Gay didn’t meet the

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