An Alabama Cannabis Industry Association (AMCC) official urged those gathered in court on Monday to allow businesses that were awarded medical cannabis licenses to launch operations.

"Let the cultivators go ahead and cultivate, let the processors go ahead and do what they do," the agency's executive director Chey Garrigan said at a hearing addressing possible Open Meetings Act violations allegedly committed by the AMCC. "We've got plenty of dispensaries that we know are up and operational."

However, arguments regarding the allegations against the AMCC made under the Open Meetings Act were not heard by the judge, reported WSFA. Instead, the judge requested that both parties try to reach a consensus, which they still need to do.


The AMCC failed to award medical cannabis licenses on two occasions and is now pushing to redo it for the third time.

But Montgomery Circuit Judge James Anderson, who recently …

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