The case appears to be the first of its kind to reach a federal appeals court, where the opinion could have ramifications in other states.

A state agency and a top industry group have appealed a court order that would allow out-of-state companies to operate medical marijuana dispensaries in Maine.

Maine originally required all medical and recreational marijuana businesses to be owned by residents. But the state’s largest cannabis company sued to challenge that rule in both markets. The state agreed last year to drop the residency requirement for adult-use stores, but it is fighting a judge’s ruling that overturned that same requirement for medical dispensaries.

– Read the entire article at The Portland Press Herald.

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