LITTLE ROCK — Starting Saturday, Arkansans will be able to view and comment on the state Medical Marijuana Commission’s proposed rules for licensing marijuana cultivation facilities and dispensaries.


The draft rules will be published in newspapers Saturday through Monday, according to the state Department of Finance and Administration. The publication marks the start of a public-comment period that under state law must run for at least 30 days.


The draft rules also can be viewed and commented upon at www.mmc.arkansas.gov. Written comments can be mailed to the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission, c/o Alcoholic Beverage Control Administration, 1515 Building, 7th Street, Suite 503, Little Rock, AR 72201, or emailed to MMCAdmin@dfa.arkansas.gov.


The commission also plans to hold a public hearing on the draft rules March 31 from 2-6 p.m. at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law.


DFA’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Division and the state Department of Health are drafting other rules related to medical marijuana. Arkansas voters approved a constitutional amendment in November to legalize marijuana for medical use in the state.