Arkansas medical marijuana business licenses available

Applications are now available for those who want to start medical marijuana businesses in Arkansas.

The state’s Medical Marijuana Commission on Monday posted the applications for licenses to operate MMJ cultivation facilities and dispensaries. Applications are expected to be accepted from June 30 until Sept. 18.

The commission has said it will issue 32 licenses for dispensaries and five for cultivation facilities. Regulators will score the applications on a 100-point basis covering five sections and will award them after Sept. 18. A state official estimated medical cannabis sales could start before January 2018.

Arkansas voters last year approved a measure to allow the use, cultivation and sale of medical cannabis, then passed an amendment making it easier for physicians to recommend MMJ.

– Associated Press