A group of growers is suing a county and its sheriff in east central California for allegedly blocking adult-use cannabis licensing against the will of the voters.
The El Dorado County Growers Advocacy Alliance and two cannabis companies – Cybele Holdings and Single Source Solutions – filed the lawsuit in Superior Court earlier this week against the county and Sheriff John D’Agostini.
“The 2018 El Dorado County ballot measures approved 150 cannabis cultivation licenses and zero have been issued,” Rod Miller, executive director of the El Dorado County Growers Alliance, said in a news release.
“We are asking the court to compel the sheriff to follow state and county law.”
The 2018 ballot measure, which was approved by 60% of the voters, required the sheriff to make recommendations based on the criminal background of the marijuana license applicants, according to the suit.