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Court Tosses Challenge To Wash. Pot Licensure Plan

In a recent decision, a federal judge dismissed a challenge to Washington state's marijuana licensure plan. The lawsuit, brought by five plaintiffs, argued that the state’s approach to licensing cannabis businesses under Initiative 502 was unconstitutional.

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They claimed it conflicted with the federal Controlled Substances Act and federal drug policy​ (Courthouse News)​​ (Democracy Docket)​.

The court ruled that the plaintiffs did not have the standing to sue and found that they had not demonstrated how the state's system directly harmed them.

This decision allows Washington to continue regulating and licensing cannabis businesses under its existing framework​ (Courthouse News)​​ (Democracy Docket)​.



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