Arkansas medical marijuana growers aim to have product ready by spring

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Two of the businesses licensed by Arkansas to grow medical cannabis say they expect to have product available for dispensaries as soon as April.

Arkansas voters approved a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana in 2016, but the state’s MMJ industry has been beset by legal challenges and licensing delays.

Officials with the five licensed cultivation facilities updated the state Medical Marijuana Commission this week about their construction and growing timelines.

Here’s what you need to know:
  • Bold Team and Natural State Medicinals told the panel they expect to have medical marijuana ready for dispensaries by April.
  • Osage Creek Cultivation, Natural State Wellness Enterprises and Delta Medical Cannabis are aiming to have MMJ product ready in the summer.
  • The commission delayed until Dec. 19 a vote on Delta’s request to move the site of its proposed facility.

An outside firm is reviewing applications for Arkansas dispensaries seeking to sell MMJ.

– Associated Press