Arkansas Court Battle Over Cannabis Grow Licenses Heating Up

Arkansas’ attorney general is appealing a judge’s order that forbids the state to license five companies to grow medical marijuana.

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s office on Friday filed a notice that it’s appealing Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen’s ruling that the MMJ licensing process is unconstitutional to the state Supreme Court, according to Marijuana Business Daily.

Griffen had ruled that the state’s process for licensing the companies violated the 2016 voter-approved amendment legalizing marijuana for patients with certain medical conditions.

The judge sided with an unsuccessful applicant that had sued the state over the process.

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