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Advocate frustrated over medical marijuana lawsuit

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(KAIT/KATV) -

A lawsuit against the state's Medical Marijuana Commission has put everything on hold in Arkansas.

A Pulaski County circuit judge scheduled a hearing about the issue which is set for Friday.

Melissa Fults has been supporting the legalization of medicinal cannabis for almost seven years.

She believes this delay greatly affects those who want to depend on the drug.

When she heard that there was a lawsuit filed against the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission over alleged cultivation license selection biases, she was heartbroken.

"We've waited long enough and now it's just another setback," Fults said.

Fults also said she knows some use it to ease pain or nausea but there are people with seizures and the drug would be the difference between life or death.

To hear from Fults, you can go to KATV's website for the full interview.

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