Arkansas justices to expedite medical-marijuana case


April 27, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has agreed to speed up its review of a ruling that has halted the issuance of the state's first medical-marijuana growing licenses.

The high court set an expedited briefing schedule in an order on Wednesday, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. The final pleading is set to be submitted May 30.Arkansas appealed Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen's order, which has also stopped the Medical Marijuana Commission's review of more than 220 medical-marijuana dispensary applications. Griffen had ruled in favor of the unsuccessful pe...

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