The Oklahoma Supreme Court declined this week to consider a challenge to a bill dramatically raising fees associated with medical marijuana licenses, kicking the lawsuit down to district court in Oklahoma County.
The decision not to exercise jurisdiction at this point was contained in a brief order and supports the position of the Oklahoma attorney general’s office. Seven justices concurred, one dissented, and one did not vote.
The case was filed in June when a law went into effect raising license fees for medical marijuana dispensaries, growers, processors, and testing laboratories. The fees for all had been a flat $2,500. The new law established fee structures for growers that can top $50,000 a year based on the size of the operation.
A new fee schedule for processors set the maximum at $20,000, while dispensary license fees could reach up to $10,000 based on annual sales. The fee for testing lab licenses rose to $20,000.
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