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Judge throws out Arkansas’ marijuana cultivation licenses

October 7, 2019


JAMIE: THAT’S RIGHT, WHERE I AM
STANDING RIGHT NOW IS WHERE THE
RUNNER-UP FOR THOSE CULTIVATION
SITES, RIVER VALLEY RELIEF
CULTIVATION, WOULD BE GROWING
THEIR MEDICAL MARIJUANA. THE OWNER SAYS TODAY’S
ANNOUNCEMENT IS MORE PROBLEMATIC
FOR PATIENTS.>>HOW MUCH LONGER ARE WE GOING
TO HAVE TO WAIT TO GET OUR
MEDICINE? HOW MUCH LONGER ARE WE GOING TO
HAVE TO WAIT? FULTS HAS BEEN A LONG TIME
ADVOCATE FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA
IN ARKANSAS. SHE SAYS CANNABIS EASES HER
SYMPTOMS OF FIBER MIALSIA, BUT
TODAY’S RULING LEAVES HER FUTURE
UNCLEAR.>>WE STARTED THIS 7 YEARS AGO. MANY OF OUR WARRIORS ARE ALREADY
GONE. AND WE HAVE MANY WARRIORS THAT
CAN’T WAIT. JAMIE: COURT DOCUMENTS SAY TWO
OF THE FIVE MEDICAL MARIJUANA
COMMISSIONERS, INCLUDING
FAYETTEVILLE ATTORNEY TRAVIS
STORY, VIOLATED THE APPEARANCE
OF BIAS STANDARD, LEADING JUDGE GRIFFEN TO RULE THAT THE MEDICAL
MARIJUANA COMMISSION’S DECISION
SHALL BE NULL AND VOID.>>IT’S BASICALLY THE EQUIVALENT
OF HITTING THE RESET BUTTON ON
ALL THE APPLICATION SCORING
THAT’S TAKEN PLACE SO FAR. NOW, I THINK THE BIG QUESTION IS
WITH THAT ORDER IN PLACE, IT
WILL MOST LIKELY GET APPEALE
THEN IF AND WHEN IT GOES TO THE
SUPREME COURT, WHAT DO THEY DO
WITH IT. DO THEY FIND THE ARGUMENT VALID
OR DO THEY END UP OVERTURNING
IT? THEN WE’RE BACK TO SQUARE ONE
AGAIN. JAMIE: THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA
COMMISSION IS CURRENTLY
REVIEWING APPLICATIONS FOR
MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES,
WHICH SELL CANNABIS, BUT WILL
WORK WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE BEFORE THEY MOVE FORWARD.>>THE STORY FOR PATIENTS IS,
THE DELAY IS REALLY TERRIBLE,
BUT THERE IS NO WAY AROUND IT. JAMIE: ACCORDING TO THESE COURT
DOCUMENTS, ONE OF THE MEDICAL
COMMISSIONERS OF FAYETTEVILLE
WAS AN ATTORNEY FOR THE TRULOVE
FAMILY. THEY WON A CULTIVATION LICENSE
FOR OSAGE CREEK, IN CARROLL
COUNTY. STORY HAS NOT RETURNED OUR
CALLS, AND THE TRULOVES DECLINED
COMM

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