Medical Pot Exec Sues Missouri Over License Residency Rule

Law360 (December 14, 2020, 5:16 PM EST) — A Pennsylvania cannabis investor has asked a Missouri federal court to strike down the state’s one-year residency requirement for medical marijuana licenses, joining a tide of lawsuits taking aim at similar restrictions for pot programs across the country.

Mark Toigo, the CEO of a Pennsylvania medical marijuana dispensary chain who owns a stake in a Missouri pot company, said in a complaint Friday that the residency requirement unconstitutionally discriminates against out-of-staters. He asked the court to block the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services from enforcing the rule.

Toigo said continued enforcement of the rule would “stifle Missouri’s medical marijuana

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