Cannabis cultivator seeks to depose Pat Quinn in lawsuit

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Lawyers for the company that is delaying a medical marijuana cultivation center in northeastern Illinois say they want to depose several former Illinois officials, including former Gov. Pat Quinn.
Cresco Labs was the top-scoring company and the winner in the permit competition in a district that includes Ford, Iroquois and Kankakee counties.
But PM Rx claims the Illinois Department of Agriculture broke its own rules when awarding permits and it should have been the winner.
PM Rx CEO Andrew James said with Thursday’s extension of a restraining order, everyone is closer to seeing the process the state used in picking medical marijuana growers.
James said the company’s lawyers will file a court notice of the documents they expect the state to produce and a notice to depose Quinn and others involved in the process.