Arkansas: Five counties account for more than one-third of medical marijuana applications

According to information provided to Talk Business & Politics by the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA), businesses based in Pulaski, Garland, Jefferson, Washington and Sebastian counties submitted more than one-third of the proposals for cultivation greenhouses and retail sites for medical marijuana to the Commission.

Pulaski County had 35 applications, including six cultivation facility proposals and 26 dispensary applicants. Garland and Washington counties were next on the list with 25 and 24 applications, respectively.

Jefferson County was fourth with 21 applications, but also had the highest number of bids for medical marijuana growing conservatories at 13.

Sebastian County has 14 applications, and there were 95 cultivation applications and 227 dispensary bids in eight zones across the state.

But a decision on how many of the 95 cultivation applications and 227 dispensary proposals will be considered to pioneer the state’s medical marijuana industry will not be known for several...

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