Native Flower Files Appeal After Medical Marijuana Application is Rejected

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 A hopeful medical marijuana cultivation facility files an appeal after the Washington County Quorum Court rejects its application for a permit. 

Right now, the state is looking at applications to license five cultivation facilities and 32 dispensaries. 

In December, the quorum court decided to deny one of those applications submitted by the non-profit, Native Flower.

Native Flower is now appealing that decision. 

According the appeal, the company says the decision doesn’t make sense, since it met the zoning requirements.

The company adds the court failed to notify representatives about a hearing regarding its bid application.

“I don’t know what happened, I feel confident that the planning department did send a letter. I don’t know if it got lost. I know that the applicant was not at the appeal hearing in front of the quorum court, which is extremely odd,” Washington County Attorney Brian Lester said.

Lester says the quorum court meetings are set for the same time every month. 

He also says agendas are available to the public online about a week before the meetings are held. 

Now it’s up to a judge to decide if the appeal has merit. 

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