Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission Awards Cultivation Licenses With Injunction Lifted

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission Awards Cultivation Licenses With Injunction Lifted

After protracted legal issues, the state's cultivation licensing process has continued.

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July 11, 2018
KATV
Grower/Agriculture Medical State by State: Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — The Medical Marijuana Commission has awarded cultivation licenses to the top five applicants after the Arkansas Supreme Court's decision on a medical marijuana lawsuit finalized.

In June, the Arkansas Supreme Court paved the way for the state to launch its medical marijuana program, reversing and dismissing a ruling by Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Wendell Griffen that stopped the state from issuing the cultivation licenses on the basis that it was unconstitutional. The state's highest court said the judge didn't have the jurisdiction to make this ruling and scrapped it, allowing the MMC to award the top five applicants their licenses while the unsuccessful applicants received denial letters.

However, the DFA said the Arkansas Supreme Court's ruling could not be considered final for two weeks. Now, the injunction that halted the commission from issuing the licenses has been officially lifted. 

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