LITTLE ROCK — Application forms are available for people wanting to apply for licenses to operate medical marijuana cultivation centers and dispensaries, the state Department of Finance and Administration said Monday.
The application period will run from June 30 to Sept. 18. After that date, the state Medical Marijuana Commission will score the applications and award licenses.
In November, Arkansas voters approved a constitutional amendment to allow people with certain medical conditions to buy and use marijuana for medicinal purposes. The state is required to begin accepting applications to operate cultivation centers and dispensaries no later than July 1.
The commission, created under the amendment, has said it will issue five licenses for cultivation centers and up to 32 licenses for dispensaries.
Licenses will be issued for no more than four dispensaries in each of eight geographical zones. Cultivation centers can be anywhere in the state.
Applications are available on the commission’s website at mmc.arkansas.gov.
Applications also can be requested from DFA’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Administration at 1515 W. Seventh St., Suite 503, Little Rock, AR 72201, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.