Judge rejects restraining order in medical marijuana lawsuit

2 weeks 14 hours 10 minutes ago Thursday, January 02 2020 Jan 2, 2020 Thursday, January 02, 2020 5:21:00 PM CST January 02, 2020 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A judge has denied a temporary restraining order sought by a southwest Missouri family who did not receive a medical marijuana license from the state.

Attorneys for Sarcoxie Nursery owner Paul Callicoat argued during a hearing Monday that the state's decision to award only 60 licenses violated their right to farm granted by the Missouri Constitution.

They also challenged “geographical bonuses” that gave more consideration to businesses in high-unemployment zip codes.

A Cole County judge on Thursday declined to issue the temporary restraining order.

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