OKLAHOMA CITY —
The Oklahoma Supreme Court decided not to hear a lawsuit against new marijuana laws that drove up licensing fees and requirements to operate.
Marijuana businesses now have a month and a half to meet new state laws, and some argued the decision on this challenge makes that process harder.
“I think when 788 passed, it said there would be a $2,500 dollar licensing fee for cannabis businesses,” said Corbin Wyatt, the owner of Likewise Cannabis.
With the new requirements and fees this year, Wyatt anticipates his license cost will go up to as much as $10,000.
“Whenever they start increasing costs, that ultimately trickles down to customers,” said Wyatt.
This week, the Oklahoma Supreme Court decided not to hear a challenge to the new laws. The lawsuit was filed by the cannabis action group, Oklahomans for Responsible Cannabis, this summer.
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