Arkansas to allow as many as 5 medical marijuana facilities

    (AP) – The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission has voted to

allow as many as five cultivation facilities in the state once rules governing

growing, processing and distribution are finalized.

    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the commission voted Tuesday. In the

November general election, voters passed the Arkansas Medical Marijuana

Amendment, which allows four to eight cultivation centers to be licensed by the


    Commissioner Travis Story says he was concerned the licensed facilities would

face too much initial competition if there were more than four. Commissioner Dr.

Ronda Henry-Tillman says she thinks that at some point there will be eight


    The commission isn’t required to begin accepting applications for cultivators

and dispensaries until June 2017.


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