October 18,2017 Arkansas
As per the report from the Associated Press’s Little Rock, Arkansas desk, there are some interesting figures coming out of the State of Arkansas indicating that a large number of people and businesses are interested in operations related to medical marijuana. According to the Arkansas’ Department of Finance and Administration, the highest number of applications received for medical cannabis distribution sites were from Pulaski County, Arkansas’ most densely inhabited county. On the other hand, the most applications received for medical marijuana cultivation are from Jefferson County.
The Medical Marijuana Commission of the state met on Monday to shortlist the applications from all those individuals and businesses to become a part of the program to help people with specific medical conditions.
The commission had 95 applications for permission for marijuana cultivation sites, and they have to whittle down this number to five. For medical marijuana dispensaries, the commission has received 227 applications in total and will approve 32 out of them. Each state region out of eight will have maximum four dispensaries.
Pulaski County tops with 26 applications seeking permission for establishing dispensaries sites. Garland County comes second with 22 applications. There are 17 applications from Washington County for medical marijuana distribution and dispensary sites.
Jefferson County tops in all the eight regions of the state with 13 applications to start marijuana growing sites.