A marijuana company based in Washington state filed a federal lawsuit against Oklahoma. In the lawsuit, Dank’s Wonder Emporium attempts to overturn the state’s two-year residency requirement under which nonresidents can own only up to 25% of a medical cannabis business. According to Law360.com, the plaintiff argued the state requirement “reserves the enormous economic opportunities available in Oklahoma’s medical marijuana market … for residents, to the exclusion and detriment of nonresidents” and that requirement violates the U.S. Constitution’s commerce clause. The company cited an opinion from the Oklahoma attorney general’s office. The opinion referenced a U.S. Supreme Court decision that found unconstitutional residency requirements in the liquor industry.
Marijuana Business Daily, 08/19/2020 15:17:40