(AP) – A state commission says Arkansas residents hoping to
grow medical marijuana must pay a $15,000 application fee in addition to a
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the Arkansas Medical Marijuana
Commission approved the plan 4-1 on Tuesday. The licensing fee has yet to be
The $15,000 fee is the maximum allowed under the medical marijuana amendment
that voters approved last month. Unsuccessful applicants will get back half of
the application fee.
The panel’s dissenting vote came from Commissioner Travis Story, who said
growers need to demonstrate the financial ability to operate a cultivation
The commission must create rules by June to govern how Arkansas residents can
apply for cultivation and dispensary licenses. Lawmakers could extend the
deadline with a two-thirds vote.
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