Arkansas regulators have stopped reviewing applications from companies that need to promote medical hashish, weeks after a decide struck down the state’s licensing course of for rising the drug.
A spokesman for the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) stated Wednesday the Medical Marijuana Commission’s review of dispensary applications was halted in response to a decide’s ruling that forestalls Arkansas from licensing companies to develop medical marijuana.
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen final month dominated that the state’s licensing course of for the cultivation amenities violated a 2016 voter-approved constitutional modification legalizing marijuana for sufferers with sure medical circumstances.
“We are under an injunction that voids the method of cultivation scoring. Therefore, dispensary application review is on hold as we review the situation,” DFA spokesman Scott Hardin stated in a press release.
The fee had begun reviewing some of the 227 applications it had acquired for dispensaries to promote marijuana to certified sufferers, and the division had beforehand stated it was evaluating its subsequent steps on the appliance course of.
Hardin didn’t say what number of applications had been reviewed. The fee can award as much as 32 dispensary licenses.
Arkansas’ lawyer common has appealed Griffen’s ruling to the state Supreme Court.
– Associated Press