Arkansas medical marijuana vendors to be chosen by merit
April 7, 2017
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission has opted to license dispensaries based on the merit of their applications instead of using a lottery.
The decision made Wednesday reverses a draft rule that required dispensary applicants to meet minimum requirements to enter a lottery in order to present their plan to the commission, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2oETAvc ) reported.
With its decision, the commission also eliminated an option that would have reduced regulation and costs for dispensaries that didn't grow marijuana.
The commission made the de...