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Democrat candidate Lee urges loosening federal marijuana law

Mike Lee, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, says he'd sue to loosen federal law on medical marijuana.
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More from federal court: A Lamoureux appearance in money trail and report of a Woods bribe offer

Here's more reading in corrupt Arkansas politics. It includes a succinct statement of crimes the feds were investigating against Jon Woods, not all of them ultimately presented in court. The document brings others uncharged into the picture, such as former Sen. Michael Lamoureux, who served for a time as Gov. Asa Hutchinson's chief of staff and is now a lobbyist. It outlines another new bribe allegation against Woods that didn't result in a charge.
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Skeptical court hears appeal on marijuana permit case

The Arkansas Supreme Court heard oral arguments this morning of the state’s appeal of Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen’s ruling that the state Medical Marijuana Commission’s approval of five applications to grow medical marijuana was constitutionally flawed.No decision was made but questioning indicated hostility to Griffen's ruling. Chief Justice Dan Kemp cut off a lawyer who tried to bring up an issue that developed this week — a secret document that was submitted to the court by the attorney general's office.

Secret document brings drama to medical marijuana permit case

The Arkansas Supreme Court tomorrow will hear oral arguments on Judge Wendell Griffen's decision tossing the award of marijuana cultivation permits. But intrigue surrounds events this week.
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Lake View mandate on school funding 'probably' still stands despite sovereign immunity ruling, lawmakers told

The Supreme Court's recent ruling on sovereign immunity probably won't undo Lake View, attorneys from the Bureau of Legislative Research said. But it could halt future cases on education funding, depending on what precedents the court sets in the coming months.

Trump promises he will support congressional protection for states that legalize marijuana

President Trump has promised to support congressional efforts to protect states that have legalized marijuana, according to Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colorado), the Washington Post reports.
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Medical marijuana commissioner Roman disputes accusations of bias

In interviews with the Democrat-Gazette and Arkansas Business, Roman said the scores were strictly based on merit and that Natural State Medicinals  was the standout candidate among the group.

Three more lawsuits filed over marijuana cultivation licenses

Couch said Boll Weevil and rival applicant Heritage Farms worked with the same consulting firm to prepare their applications. Schedules 2 and 3 of both applications outline identical business plans, he said. However, Heritage Farms received a score on schedules 2 and 3 that was 21 points higher than Boll Weevil.
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Medical pot company asks Griffen to vacate injunction, move case: UPDATE

Natural State Wellness Enterprises filed a complaint today asking that Pulaski Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen vacate the preliminary injunction he issued last week.

Cotton Plant, Ark., makes the big time thanks to marijuana

The hopes of tiny Cotton Plant to be revitalized by a medical marijuana cultivation facility is the subject of a feature article in today's New York Times.
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State will appeal Griffen decision on medical marijuana permits

The state of Arkansas served notice today that it would ask the Arkansas Supreme Court to review Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen's order this declaring the award of five medical marijuana cultivation permits null and void.

Would-be grower asks judge to 'throw out the entire process' at hearing on marijuana licenses

Griffen, who rejected the state's sovereign immunity defense at the beginning of the hearing, said he expects to have a written decision by Wednesday.
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