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Medical Marijuana Caregiver from Reading Suing DPH

The Reading resident's marijuana caregiving service was one of 16 shut down.

Marijuana. Credit: Patch file photo
Marijuana. Credit: Patch file photo

A Reading man is suing the Department of Public Health, which forced him to shut down as a medical marijuana caregiver, saying that he wasn't breaking the law, reported WBUR. 

Bill Downing says the agency is blocking patients' legal rights, and had sold to more than 1,000 patients. Downing operated a delivery service, and wants to open back up. Downing's company is one of 16 other caregivers shut down by the DPH, which also sent letters to 1,300 patients. 

He has filed a suit in Suffolk Superior Court. 

Downing keeps interested parties informed on his website, Yankee Caregivers, where he posted that the hearing for the request for an injunction is on July 16. The documents filed with the DPH are also included on the site. 

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