Medical marijuana company sues Mass.

BOSTON (AP) — A company that lost out in its bid to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Lowell has sued the state, alleging its application was scored incorrectly.

Cardiac Arrhythmia Syndromes Foundation also says in its lawsuit filed Monday that the winning applicant may have made omissions and errors in its application that should have resulted in disqualification.

The state Public Health Department granted 20 provisional licenses in a process that has come under fire and resulted in three lawsuits.

CAS's suit contends that the winning applicant for a provisional license in Lowell, Patriot Care Corp., failed to mention a lawsuit alleging fraud, a judgment for failure to pay taxes, and a bankruptcy involving a member of Patriot's team.

A Patriot spokesman says the company is confident its application was filed correctly.

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