Maryland Faces Yet Another Delay In Medical Marijuana Licensing With Judge’s Order

Published: May 26, 2017, 8:37 am • Updated: May 26, 2017, 8:37 am By Fenit Nirappil, The Washington Post Maryland’s medical marijuana program faces a potential new delay after a judge Thursday ordered a temporary halt to the program pending a hearing as part of a lawsuit that alleges regulators failed to consider racial diversity in licensing businesses. Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams granted a temporary restraining order barring the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission from granting new licenses to grow medical marijuana until a June 2 hearing. The lawsuit by Alternative Medicine Maryland, a majority-black-owned company that failed to get a license, argues that regulators failed to consider minority ownership despite a legal mandate to “actively seek to achieve” racial and ethnic diversity. In a one-page order, Williams said he granted the motion “on the grounds that irreparable harm will result to plaintiff in the form of loss of ability, once all licenses are...



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