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Rejected medical marijuana cultivator sues state

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A medical marijuana cultivation facility hopeful from Sarcoxie filed suit against the state after its application was rejected.

The Callicoat family had planned to open Sarcoxie Nursery in the small town located around 23 miles from Joplin.

In the suit, the family alleges the state's 60-license limit on cultivation facilities violates their "right to farm," a clause in the Missouri constitution added in 2014.

Through the suit, the Callicoat family wants their license to be awarded and for the court to declare the limit unconstitutional.

In Springfield Business Journal's Dec. 23 article, "CEO Roundtable: Medical Marijuana," Lyndall Fraker, director of Missouri Department of Health’s medical marijuana program, predicted lawsuits would be filed as the state issued licenses for facilities.

Read more from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


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