One of the cannabis dispensaries vying for, but denied, a permit in Fresno but rejected is suing the city, claiming other dispensaries lied in their applications.
Catalyst, the fourth-ranking dispensary in District 1 through the city’s scoring process, filed a lawsuit in the Fresno County Superior Court a couple weeks ago against the City of Fresno to have other dispensaries have their approvals revoked and have a license awarded to itself.
Dispensaries 1261 Wishon OPCO (Cookies Lemonnade), TAT Fresno (The Artist Tree), Authentic 559 and Crescent Conquest are also named as defendants in the lawsuit.
“Simply put, Catalyst submits it should have been selected for preliminary approval for a Permit, and that several applicants selected ahead of it in final rankings… legally are/were not qualified for preliminary approval, should not have obtain [sic] preliminary approval, and/or should have their applications denied for providing false information – an offense which… mandates denial or revocation of their applications/Permits,” the lawsuit reads.
With a score of 84.78 percent, Catalyst placed behind 1261 Wishon OPCO, The Artist Tree and Authentic 559 in District 1. 1261 Wishon OPCO and The Artist Tree received preliminary approval from the City Manager’s Office, but the city council appealed