Arkansas moves from lottery to merit-based MMJ licensing system
The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission has had a change of heart.
Instead of picking MMJ business winners and losers by random through a lottery, the commission will instead use a merit-based scoring system to award dispensary and cultivation permits.
The change was made to a draft regulation after pushback from stakeholders at a public hearing, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. In other states, lottery permitting systems have commonly resulted in lawsuits.
The commission has yet to announce details on how applications will be scored. The commission will eventually issue 20-40 dispensary and four to eight cultivation permits.
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