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Phoenix suspends time requirements on pot permits

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.

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