TV news anchor in Little Rock discloses involvement in medical marijuana cultivation group

Donna Terrell
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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