(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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