MH medical marijuana dispensary application apparently makes the cut

One of two applications from Mountain Home for a medical marijuana dispensary appears to have made the cut for a license in Zone 2. The two applications from Mountain Home were among about 200 across the state submitted to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.

Little Rock television station KARK has obtained the scores determining which companies will receive the 32 licenses to sell medical marijuana in Arkansas. The information was obtained through a Freedom of Information request.

The information indicates Plant Family Therapeutics of Mountain Home, along with Fiddler’s Green of Mountain View and Arkansas Green Cross Cannabis Dispensary of Salem, will receive a dispensary license.

The state is divided into eight dispensary zones for a total of 32 licenses awarded across the state, with the idea this planning will create less travel time for patients in more rural regions of the state.

In a press release, Medical Marijuana Commission Spokesperson Scott Hardin says the scores are not final and have not been reviewed or approved by the commission. The scores in no way guarantee a license will be provided. Scores will be discussed at the Jan. 9th meeting of the MMC.

The health department reports more than 6,600 Arkansans have been approved for their patient cards to buy medical marijuana. Most are for intractable pain, severe arthritis and PTSD.

Arkansas voters approved the state’s Medical Marijuana Amendment in November 2016, with 53 percent voting in favor.

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