An Aug. 27 letter from Pasadena’s City Manager on MedMen‘s effort to open a dispensary near Huntington Hospital came to light this week, revealing that Pasadena’s denial of the application was due to the company’s mass leadership swap-out.

Nine out of 10 listed as owners on MedMen’s applications have changed since the Culver City company applied for a Pasadena license.
Pasadena NOW

  • City Manager Steve Mermell wrote: “It is my finding that there has been a material change in ownership and/or management in MedMen such that the evaluation and scoring of MedMen’s Application is no longer valid. As such, it is my decision that: there is a change of control, MedMen has lost the right to proceed through the cannabis permitting process, and MedMen’s Application is hearby rejected.”
  • Mermell concluded that Gotham Green Partners, with 31.9% of MedMen’s total voting power, would control MedMen.

Quick Hits

  1. A potential arson at an illegal grow has been tied to the Dolan Fire, which still burns along the Monterey Coast. 
    SF Chronicle
  2. If you’re a grower who’s looking to defend against the next round of fires, start by burying your infrastructure, raking back your hay, and “creat[ing] a defensible space.”  
    Cannabis Business Times