A Cook County judge put the brakes on one part of the state’s medical marijuana program, for now.
Circuit Judge Kathleen Kennedy granted a temporary restraining order Wednesday preventing the state from officially licensing a medical marijuana growing farm in the Kankakee area after a company that lost out on the permit sued the state.
Kennedy’s decision, in what could be a landmark case in Illinois, may have statewide implications, lawyers involved in the medical marijuana industry said.
“Can we now anticipate a rash of additional lawsuits . . . filed by every dispensary applicant and every cultivation applicant who was unsuccessful?” said attorney Brian Rosenblatt.
“The reality is this case opens up a tremendous can of worms for the entire industry in Illinois,” he said. [Read more at the Chicago Sun-Times]