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…