On September 8, 2016, the state of Ohio legalized medical marijuana for patients who secure a prescription from a doctor. As a result, the state received hundreds of applications from prospective cannabis growers, retailers, wholesalers. However, in the time since, there have been only a few more than 30 applications that have actually been approved by the state. These are divided between large and small-scale operations. In fact, nearly half of all the denied applicants have filed appeals. As a result, there's a growing movement among cannabis businesses to appeal their license denials. Numerous medical cannabis businesses, lawmakers, and even patients have condemned the license approval process. If you are a cannabis company that was denied your medical marijuana license, you may also be eligible for an appeal.
To appeal your denied medical marijuana license, you need to file a 119 hearing with the court. This type of hearing consists of mediation with a state-appointed officer. You'll present your company's case to the officer and argue that your denial should be reversed. These hearings can last about two hours. Once your case is over, the officer will give a recommendation on your case. If the officer denies your appeal, you can still sue the state.
If you need to appeal your medical cannabis license denial, you're going to need an attorney. The medical marijuana license process is a highly technical legal matter. As a result, you won't be able to complete an application appeal on your own. Instead, you should enlist the help of a professional. Attorney Kevin Breen is a skilled civil litigator with a sharp analytical mind, wide legal lexicon, and unparalleled professionalism. Kevin strives to combine the competence and reputation of a large law firm one-on-one attention and service that a client expects from a solo attorney. So don't wait. Call Kevin J. Breen Co., LLC today to schedule a consultation.