Medical marijuana commission declares dispensary application process expired, leaving two licenses unawarded

Medical marijuana commission declares dispensary application process expired, leaving two licenses unawarded



The state medical marijuana commission briefly considered an argument Tuesday that the two remaining dispensary applications might still be acceptible until Feb. 13, depending on the interpretation of a rule, but voted unanimously to declare the applications expired earlier this month. 

Christoph Keller, representing Green Remedies of Hot Springs, argued at the commission’s online meeting that it should receive a license in Zone 6, which encompasses eight counties between Central Arkansas and the Oklahoma border. Keller said the four existing dispensaries are insufficient to supply the patients’ demands.