Arkansas will wait till early subsequent yr to award the primary dispensary licenses, the state’s Medical Marijuana Commission introduced.
Here’s what it’s essential to know:
- The panel had deliberate to satisfy this week to announce the dispensary scores, however on Tuesday it pushed again that assembly till Jan. 9 to permit newly appointed commissioners time to be briefed on the problems. Earlier this month, a member of the state’s MMJ fee resigned, leaving solely two commissioners to supervise this system.
- In August, the fee employed a Boston-based marketing consultant to grade the greater than 200 purposes for the state’s first dispensaries.
- The rollout of the Arkansas MMJ market has been affected by delays, together with authorized hang-ups and licensing hiccups.
Under the constitutional modification authorised by voters in 2016, Arkansas can license not more than 32 dispensaries to promote medical marijuana.
The fee in July awarded 5 licenses for companies to develop medical marijuana, and a few product is predicted to be prepared for retailer cabinets by April.
– Associated Press and Marijuana Business Daily