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LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas medical marijuana cultivators who intend to manufacture edibles will face some restrictions on what products they can produce and what those products can look like.

Currently, only the plant's flower is being sold in dispensaries, which are operating for the fifth full day Wednesday. Rules of the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Board state edibles can't look like foods familiar to children or be packaged in a way that looks like non-marijuana products usually consumed by children.

Department of Finance and Administration spokesman Scott Hardin says inspectors will mostly focus on dispensaries keeping packaging muted and simple.

It's not clear when edibles will be available, what products will be manufactured or how much they'll cost.

About 26 pounds of marijuana had been sold through Tuesday.


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  • MaxCady
    May 15, 2019 at 4:39 p.m.

    Great! It's always about the chilrun. Thanks again, backward thinking, antiscience, troglodytic imbeciles.

  • Popsmith
    May 15, 2019 at 5:22 p.m.

    You can't cook your brain without some long term damage. Seems like we need more invalids.

  • Seitan
    May 15, 2019 at 5:36 p.m.

    They should also package alcohol so that it doesn't look familiar to children. You know, like a beverage.

  • MaxCady
    May 16, 2019 at 11:18 a.m.

    Yeah, or cigarettes or e-cigs like a JUUL. POP, I read an article in Rolling Stone recently about Willie Nelson, in fact he's on the cover. He's smoked for 65 years and credits cannabis with saving his life.

  • MaxCady
    May 16, 2019 at 11:25 a.m.

    I wonder why they even bothered with medical cannabis in the first place. Limited distribution, limited products, high prices, that's not good for the consumer.

  • joedog
    May 16, 2019 at 4:58 p.m.

    Max, Relax dude.

  • MaxCady
    May 21, 2019 at 1:26 p.m.

    Joedog, I'm trying, bruh, it just doesn't make sense.