LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA) — Arkansas’s attorney general is appealing a Pulaski County judge’s ruling on medical marijuana cultivation center selection criteria.

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is in support of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission and has written an appeal against Judge Wendell Griffen’s ruling.

Nicole Waugh, communications director for the attorney general’s office, released a statement.

“The Attorney General disagrees with the circuit court and has appealed the ruling to the Arkansas Supreme Court.”

Griffen ruled in favor of plaintiff Naturalis Health on Wednesday.

Griffen wrote the scoring process was unconstitutional and called the ratings “null and void.”

The state had selected five marijuana cultivation centers across the state based on a rating system. Naturalis Health was one of the cultivation center applicants rated too low to be granted a cultivation center license.

River Valley Relief Cultivation of Fort Smith, along with three other companies, joined the lawsuit, arguing various flaws in the process gave unfair advantages to the licensees.

“We filed a motion to intervene based on the residency verification argument that was made in the Naturalis lawsuit,” said Storm Nolan, applicant for River Valley Relief. “Based on the legal doctrine of collateral estoppel, we wanted to make sure that we could present the Medical Marijuana Commission (MMC) with additional information in regards to the residency requirements.”

Nolan said River Valley Relief is “not seeking a complete re-scoring of the applications.”