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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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  • Arkie2017
    June 29, 2018 at 1:28 p.m.

    Whatever their issues, they need to get with it and get this done. Talk about foot dragging on something that they dislike but have no choice but to implement.

  • Happy1234
    June 29, 2018 at 2:59 p.m.

    I'll still get my pot from the 17yr old kid down the street who gets it from the guy at the truck stop who gets it from Jose in Brownsville who gets it from a cartel member in Jaurez.

    Arkansas can continue to be cut out of the marijuana revenue stream by their own choice------------dummies.

  • MaxCady
    June 29, 2018 at 3:43 p.m.

    I'll get mine from the person who gets it from the person who brings in the loads from Colorado.

  • MaxCady
    June 29, 2018 at 3:47 p.m.

    What's with the "scoring" BS??!! Either you meet the criteria or you don't! Why are they making this such a long and drawn out process?! DO A F'N LOTTERY!!

  • JMort69
    June 29, 2018 at 4:16 p.m.

    They are trying their best to get the same crooks in on this as were in on Ecclesia College and Medicaid fraud. Rusty Cranford got Ecclesia's GIF funds for them. Travis Story, MM Commissioner, represents Ecclesia College. Convicted felon Jon Woods was trying to divert some of the revenue to Ecclesia College. Henry Wilkins, IV admitted taking Medicaid bribes from Rusty Cranford. Henry Wilkins, V, along with partners including Dustin McDaniel, got a MM grow license from this august commission. Problem is, they all got caught and now they are like deer in the headlights. Take the commissioners out of this process. They are tainted. Let a third party score the dispensaries. They can grow enough under the amendment to meet current demands. What we do not need is the Medicaid Mafia, or whatever Mafia Cranford is in cahoots with in Arkansas MM. Get the crooks out of the way so we who need this can get it.

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