Tag: Denial

Marijuana company sues Chula Vista over business license denial

A marijuana company is suing Chula Vista after the city rejected its business license application. If successful, the lawsuit could put an abrupt halt to the city’s permitting process.

The lawsuit, filed in San Diego Superior Court this week by Caligrown, claims that consultants hired by Chula Vista to evaluate applicants didn’t follow the city’s own rules and therefore unfairly rejected the company’s application.

Attorneys representing the company are asking a judge to order the city to stop issuing any licenses to dispensaries and to re-evaluate all of the dispensary applications. Other businesses such as delivery services, testing sites, cultivation facilities or manufacturing operations would not be impacted.

“The suit demonstrates the city’s process is fatally flawed, and will not serve the citizens of Chula Vista in their desire to permit the ‘best and most qualified candidates,’ and thereby eliminate the dangerous, illegal operators that have plagued the city for

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Members of Congress Call on USAGM to Explain J-1 Visa Denial | Voice of America

WASHINGTON – A group of House and Senate members on Monday called on Michael Pack, head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), to justify decisions that they say risk endangering the journalists and mission of USAGM’s networks, including Voice of America.

FILE – Michael Pack, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the U.S. Agency for Global Media, is seen at his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Sept. 19, 2019. Pack’s nomination was confirmed June 4, 2020.

The nine Democratic lawmakers signed a letter to Pack requesting he explain how the agency’s actions, including not renewing visas for foreign journalists and the CEO’s comments on security risks, align with Pack’s stated desire to improve morale and the ability of the outlets to report and work more effectively.

Among the nine are Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey, the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and

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