Arkansas Supreme Court Examines Suspended Medical Marijuana Program | Marijuana

Arkansas Supreme Court Examines Suspended Medical Marijuana Program

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By Andrew DeMillo

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court is hearing arguments over a judge’s decision to prevent the state from issuing its first licenses for companies to grow medical marijuana.

Justices planned to hear oral arguments Thursday, June 7, 2018, in the state’s appeal of the preliminary injunction that prevents the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission from awarding cultivation licenses. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen in March 2018 ruled that the process for awarding the licenses violated a state constitutional amendment voters approved in 2016 legalizing marijuana for patients with certain conditions.

The commission has also put its review of dispensary applications on hold in response to the ruling.

Griffen ruled in favor of an unsuccessful applicant for a cultivation license that had challenged the commission’s decision to issue permits to five businesses.

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  1. Well now that Trump is going to legalize cannabis federally and leave regulation to the states your issues will resolve them selves sooner that you expected.

  2. William Stengel on

    its about time , that was the first positive decision that the president has made since he was president. The states that have passed it are being done thru states right. Now what will mr Sessions do?

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