Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission to meet for first time since lawsuits filed in March

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission will meet on Monday for the first time since being sued in March, a spokesman announced Friday morning.

The commission plans to discuss dispensary permits at its 4 p.m. meeting, but it will wait at least another week until considering cultivation licenses.

The Arkansas Supreme Court last week cleared the commission to award medical cannabis growing permits to the five companies it had selected in a merit-scoring process, but that order won’t take affect for another week.

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The meeting will also be the public’s first glimpse into how medical marijuana commissioners will react to the deluge of inconsistencies, irregularities and other issues that surrounded its scoring process for cultivation licenses. Those issues have trickled out over the last three months in court pleadings and media reports.

Read Saturday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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