A family that was denied a license to cultivate medical marijuana is now suing the state, claiming their rights are being violated by the process.
The state awarded 60 licenses across the state to cultivate medical marijuana. As OI previously reported, all facilities in Springfield that applied for the license were denied. Now, a family from Sarcoxie is suing, claiming the denying anyone a license violates the state’s “Right to Farm” amendment to the state constitution.
The suit by Dr. Paul Callicoat, a retired cardiologist, and his family also claims that giving bonus points to cultivators in zip codes with high unemployment was unfairly discriminatory.
The Callicoat family wanted to put the facility on the site of the former Sarcoxie Nursery.