Arkansas judge temporarily blocks new dispensary licenses

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – An Arkansas judge has blocked the state from issuing
more licenses to sell medical marijuana. That’s after a Pine Bluff dispensary
says it was unfairly overlooked for another applicant. Pulaski County Circuit
Judge Wendell Griffen on Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order as
requested by Medicanna of Pine Bluff. Medicanna sued the state Medical Marijuana
Commission after another dispensary was awarded a license to sell medical
marijuana. Griffen scheduled a March 3 hearing on whether to grant a preliminary
injunction against the state. Arkansas voters legalized medical marijuana in
2016, and the state’s first dispensaries opened last year.

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