Lawsuit targets medical marijuana registration, taxes

Another suit related to local ordinances came to an end Wednesday. Austin Miller, owner of marijuana business Cloudi Mornings, had sued the city of Broken Arrow over zoning restrictions and local fees. Tulsa County District Court Judge Patrick Pickerell ruled Broken Arrow couldn't enforce its ordinances, and Cloudi Mornings agreed to dismiss its complaint that city officials had violated the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act.

A second lawsuit relying on the Open Meeting Act is in a holding pattern. Kenneth Wogoman, a Muskogee County man, sued the Oklahoma State Department of Health and several Board of Health members in July, after the board voted on amendments to proposed medical marijuana rules that never had been discussed publicly. There's been no action on that case since August, when Wogoman filed an amended petition.

William Hickman