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story.lead_photo.caption Donna Terrell

An anchor on Little Rock’s Fox affiliate is part of a group granted a medical marijuana cultivation permit in the state, she disclosed on air Tuesday.

Donna Terrell, weeknight anchor on KLRT-TV, told viewers that her disclosure came in part because the information would be made public soon. Terrell did not identify the specific group.

“I wanted to be the first to tell you,” she said.

The five receiving permits during a meeting of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission were: Natural State Medicinals Cultivation, Bold Team LLC, Natural State Wellness Enterprises, Osage Creek Cultivation and Delta Medical Cannabis Co. Inc.

Terrell noted that her involvement in medical marijuana cultivation came as a result of her daughter, Queah, who died seven years ago from colon cancer.

“It’s because of her,” Terrell said during the station’s Tuesday night broadcast, referencing a photo of her daughter with her at an event.

“I know medical marijuana would not have saved her life but based on my research and experience as her caregiver, I know she would have benefited greatly,” Terrell said.

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  • mrcharles
    February 28, 2018 at 5:21 p.m.

    Sorry for her loss.

    Its a legal operation so what is the big deal.

  • Eyetrytoo
    February 28, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.

    First I would like to say that I am very sorry for your loss Donna. Next I would like to say that I grew up in a generation where pot was readily available but I have NEVER used it.

    Now that I recognize that it has pain relieving benefits and other medical benefits I am glad that Arkansas is coming closer to making it available to those in need. I have studied all the info that I can and I do not believe it to be more addictive than alcohol. It shows great promise and someday I may smoke my first joint in the hopes of finding relief from my daily pain.

    I just hope that with all the monetary costs the Arkansas state government is imposing on cultivators and distributors that it does not become too expensive for those needing it's medical benefits that are in the lower income group.

    Donna, thank you for your efforts and success in making this product available to those like myself that are suffering on a daily basis.

  • Trailop
    March 1, 2018 at 9:55 a.m.

    @mrrcharles: Absolutely agree. Why should a legal business be taboo? Now conflict of interest is an entirely different delima she probably is working through right now. Her business so no big deal.

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