Subscribe Register Login

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 5:49 a.m.

ADVERTISEMENT

Top Picks - Mobile App

State fee to grow medical marijuana set at $100,000 a year

By Brian Fanney

This article was published January 4, 2017 at 5:45 a.m.


Arkansans hoping to grow medical marijuana will have to pay an annual $100,000 fee to operate a cultivation facility, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission decided Tuesday.


This story is only available from the Arkansas Online archives. Stories can be purchased individually for $2.95. Click here to search for this story in the archives.

Print Headline: State fee to grow 'pot' set at $100,000 a year

ADVERTISEMENT

Comments on: State fee to grow medical marijuana set at $100,000 a year

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

Displaying 1 - 10 of 12 total comments

Jump to last page >>

DeeBeeCooper says... January 4, 2017 at 7:27 a.m.

This crew is so lost.

( | suggest removal )

deb1954 says... January 4, 2017 at 7:48 a.m.

They must have rich friends who want the sole rights to grow marijuana, and also to expensive for the people who might need it to buy it.

( | suggest removal )

TimberTopper says... January 4, 2017 at 8:48 a.m.

Will be able to buy it off the street much cheaper. Of course, that way the vote to make it legal will have been VOID.

( | suggest removal )

drs01 says... January 4, 2017 at 9:59 a.m.

At least the state didn't give the license fees away like they did the gaming (no) fees paid by Oaklawn and Southland. The state voters should expect this program to break even and not cost taxpayers millions of dollars to manage, control and enforce. After all, this is suppose to be a medical program (ha) not a bunch of pot heads growing weed for a few people who can scam a doctor into giving them a "get out of jail free". card. We know that recreational use is just a few years away. Growers today become huge successes when that happens.

( | suggest removal )

TravisBickle says... January 4, 2017 at 10:22 a.m.

Just as I suspected, they'll make the rules so capricious and cost prohibitive that unless you have some deep pockets, you don't have a chance. I've been to stores in Colorado and it's very well run out there. Arkansas...SMH.

( | suggest removal )

DontGoThere says... January 4, 2017 at 11:53 a.m.

Sounds like other instances where the government gets involved, prices skyrocket - look at ObamaCare!!

( | suggest removal )

Slak says... January 4, 2017 at 12:06 p.m.

"Twenty-five jobs in Booneville, Arkansas, is a big deal,"
LOL, nobody in Booneville can afford to set up a grow operation under these terms.
Looks like the grow ops will be for the one percent. Old boss same as the new boss.
~
I hope mrcharles is feeling OK.

( | suggest removal )

bbrewer57 says... January 4, 2017 at 12:32 p.m.

The fee structure guarantees that growers and distributors will come from out of state and the profits will leave the state. Likely the "product" will come from out of state as well.

( | suggest removal )

BpLrAr says... January 4, 2017 at 12:40 p.m.

A PERFECT example of Crony-Capitalism. Only cash rich medical professionals and the drug cartels will be interested in doing this.

( | suggest removal )

Happy1234 says... January 4, 2017 at 2:19 p.m.

How much do they charge walmart to pass out over prescribed opioids.
I will just have to keep getting my medical pot from the guy down the street who gets it from the guy across town who gets it from the guy down south.
It is easier on my body to smoke a hit of pot than to take a highly addictive pill.
Sure am tired of being governed.

( | suggest removal )

Click here to make a comment

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

ADVERTISEMENT

SHOPPING

loading...

ADVERTISEMENT

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online