A lawsuit aimed at overturning a move by Utah lawmakers to replace a more liberal medical marijuana system with a more restrictive one came to an end in the state Supreme Court.
But a second lawsuit is still working its way through the system.
A second lawsuit, filed by the Epilepsy Association of Utah and a group called Together for Responsible Use and Cannabis Education (TRUCE), is still alive in the Utah court system, though it’s unclear whether the state Supreme Court ruling means that suit will also be doomed.
The high court ruling also means Utah’s MMJ industry will remain fairly small, since the Legislature’s compromise bill shrunk the original number of licensed companies allowed from about 20 to seven.
The Legislature’s bill also prohibits home cultivation and requires MMJ companies to employ pharmacists to control dosing.
There’s also some concern that the relatively small medical marijuana industry in Utah won’t be able to satisfy upcoming demand.
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