Calif. Pot Co. Can’t Score Early Win In Rival’s Licensing Suit

Law360 (October 23, 2020, 10:03 PM EDT) — A California judge on Friday rejected a cannabis company’s bid for an early win in a rival’s lawsuit seeking to nix its dispensary application with the city of Pasadena, saying during a hearing Friday that the company makes factual arguments inappropriate for a judgment on the pleadings.

Harvest of Pasadena LLC was named a real party of interest in SweetFlower Pasadena LLC’s March complaint against the city of Pasadena that argued city staff applied a “tortured, nonsensical interpretation” of the city’s cannabis ordinance that resulted in SweetFlower’s application being denied while Harvest’s was approved.

Harvest argued in its motion that SweetFlower…

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