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Arkansas Medical Marijuana Panel Issues 5 Cultivation Licenses

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Panel Issues 5 Cultivation Licenses

Arkansas' Medical Marijuana Commission has awarded licenses to five cultivation companies after an injunction against issuing the licenses was lifted.
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Forward Motion (Editorial)

It's too late to wonder why the MMC didn't use the same time-tested approach used by the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to distribute package store licenses when a county goes wet: set a deadline for applications, determine whether each applicant meets all legal requirements and then draw randomly from among the qualified applicants.
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