BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland’s licensed marijuana growing companies announced on Thursday that they settled a lawsuit threatening to upend the medical marijuana industry in the state, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Settlement terms were not released.

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The lawsuit had been continuing for 16 months and sought to throw out all the state licenses to grow medical marijuana.

Alternative Medicine Maryland, an applicant that wasn’t selected as a finalist for a license, alleged in its lawsuit that the commission didn’t consider racial diversity of applicants as required. None of the 15 companies selected as finalists were led by African-Americans. They also sought to block the panel from awarding licenses until the lawsuit was resolved.

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A lawyer for Alternative Medicine Maryland told The Sun that the firm will pursue one of the new licenses the General Assembly may create this year.

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