Judge won’t overturn Oklahoma medical cannabis residency provision

MJ Biz reports

A Washington state marijuana company lost its bid in federal court to enter Oklahoma’s medical cannabis industry through a legal challenge to the state’s residency requirement.

According to Law360, U.S. District Court Judge Stephen Friot threw out the lawsuit without ruling on the merits of the argument regarding the residency requirement, saying he wouldn’t help the plaintiff – Original Investments, doing business as Dank’s Wonder Emporium – violate federal law by enabling the company to sell more marijuana.

Dank’s Wonder Emporium filed suit last year, arguing that the residency requirement violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution and is therefore unconstitutional under federal law.

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