Suit Over Missouri's Medical Pot Licensing Primed For Trial

By Diana Novak Jones (June 10, 2020, 6:35 PM EDT) -- A Missouri state judge declined to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state's medical marijuana licensing process as unconstitutional Tuesday, potentially setting up the dispute for a trial.

In a two-sentence order, Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce rejected the state Department of Health and Senior Services' bid to dismiss a lawsuit filed by would-be medical marijuana operators who say the agency's cap on licenses clashes with the constitutional amendment that legalized the drug for medical use in Missouri.

The lawsuit was brought by Sarcoxie Nursery and three other businesses that applied for medical marijuana licenses in Missouri but were denied....

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