Two successful applicants ask AR judge to lift order stopping medical marijuana licensing
Thursday, Mar 29, 2018

Two of five companies that were slated to receive Arkansas’ first licenses to grow medical marijuana asked a state judge to lift his order halting the permitting process.

Natural State Wellness Enterprises and Delta Medical Cannabis Company filed a motion requesting that Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen vacate his order preventing Arkansas from issuing its first medical marijuana cultivation licenses.

Griffen ruled last week that the licensing process violated a 2016 voter-approved constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana for patients with certain conditions.

Natural State said in its filing that the case should be transferred to Lee County, where another lawsuit over the licensing process had been filed.

Delta said its license was issued fairly and that the problems raised in a lawsuit by an unsuccessful applicant don’t apply to its facility.

Griffen ruled in favor of the unsuccessful applicant, Naturalis Health.

The state is appealing Griffen’s ruling.

– Associated Press

9 comments on “Two successful applicants ask AR judge to lift order stopping medical marijuana licensing”
Benny Smith on March 29th, 2018 - 5:45pm

It’s been awhile since the new medical marijuana laws were passed, like over a year, and still patients are not gonna be made available to receive medical help that was legally voted in and successfully passed. Some judges , or self anointed overseers of their own interests, choose not to do the voters will. Well, I hope their concious can hold up to a child or any other persons medical suffering just because they think they know what is best , overriding the voters that pay their salary. I hope they come to their senses and do what they are appointed to do. Quit playing with peoples medical rights please!

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