The pinnacle of Nevada’s cannabis licensing division is on depart from his job after allegations of favoritism and improper conduct arose throughout courtroom hearings in regards to the state’s retail marijuana utility course of.
Taxation Division spokesman Ky Plaskon on Tuesday characterised Deputy Govt Director Jorge Pupo’s administrative depart as a personnel matter, based on the Las Vegas Overview-Journal. Plaskon declined further remark.
Dozens of bidders that didn’t win retail marijuana dispensary licenses are suing the state, claiming the appliance course of was riddled with errors and bias.
The lawsuits declare Pupo and different state officers tipped the scales towards some potential licensees.
Pupo testified the method wasn’t good however was neutral.
A decide final month quickly froze retailer openings, then gave the go-ahead to corporations that had accomplished full background checks earlier than profitable licenses.
Regardless of the authorized wrangling, cannabis gross sales in Nevada hit $639 million in its fiscal 12 months ended June 30, a 20% leap over gross sales of $530 million for a similar interval a 12 months in the past.
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