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Arkansas Supreme Court to decide fate of medical marijuana

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LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT/KATV) -

The Arkansas Supreme Court agrees to hear a case involving the voter-approved constitutional amendment for medical marijuana.

According to KATV, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen ruled in April that the state's licensing process for the cultivation facilities was unconstitutional.

This caused the medical marijuana commission's review of dispensary applications to be put on hold.

But Monday, the state's highest court agreed to hear an appeal of that decision.

"The supreme court has recognized just how important this issue is for the patients, for the state of Arkansas, for these patients and for the business people that are waiting to get into this industry." Dan Roda, chief legal officer of Medipays said.

Oral argument over the case begins June 7th.

Click here to read why Roda says it's important.

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