There will be 32 medical marijuana dispensary licenses up for grabs when the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission eventually starts accepting applications for those licenses, the commission decided on Tuesday.
Dispensary licensing rules weren’t even on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting, but legal counsel for both the Department of Finance and Administration and the Alcohol Beverage Control Board urged the commission to trudge-on and speed up the process in order to make a March 9th deadline to have the rules regarding medical marijuana cultivation and dispensary licensing set in stone.
House Bill 1026, currently sitting in the House Rules Committee, would extend the deadline for setting medical marijuana regulations by 60 days. Both DFA and ABC legal counsel isn’t necessarily convinced the measure will pass, suggesting commissioners be ready by the initial deadline. [Read more at KATV Little Rock]