Phoenix has suspended its 180-day requirement for holders of medical-marijuana permits to seek state licenses.
The Arizona Republic says the move is a result of the state lawsuit against the federal government regarding clarification of Arizona’s medical-marijuana law.
City officials anticipated that with the state scheduled to begin issuing licenses this month, the three-month period was plenty of time for permit winners to take action.
Every medical-marijuana site approved in Phoenix came with stipulations or requirements that the permit holder seek a license.
If none was granted within 180 days, the permit would be revoked. The first permit holders received their permits March 17.
Days up to June 1 will be counted against the time limit but the count now will be suspended until the state lawsuit is resolved.