Yesterday marked the deadline to apply to grow or sell marijuana in Arkansas under the state’s new “medical marijuana” program.
State officials reported that approximately 300 companies and individuals applied to grow or sell the drug as of yesterday afternoon.
Of those 300 applicants, five growers and 32 sellers will be approved by the state.
Make no mistake about it: A lot of companies are hoping to make serious money off “medical marijuana” in Arkansas. Nearly half the people who voted last year voted against marijuana. Many of those who voted to legalize marijuana still want marijuana properly regulated.
We’re working with attorneys to help cities and counties who do not want marijuana businesses in their communities.
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.