Prospective medical marijuana growers in Utah face a longer-than-expected wait because a state agency postponed the decision to award licenses.
State regulators announced they delayed until the end of July the announcement of who will grow the state’s medical marijuana.
A July 15 deadline initially had been set for the decision.
Eighty-one farmers and entrepreneurs applied for the state’s 10 grower licenses.
Utah joined 33 states in legalizing marijuana after voters approved a medical cannabis law last year.
The state also will choose licensed processors to make medical marijuana products to be sold in dispensaries, possibly as soon as 2020.
– Associated Press