State Rep. Scott Baltz of Pocahontas, who’d earlier raised questions about checking
Baltz made the recommendation in a letter to Larry Walther, director of the Finance and Administration Department, and copied to Gov. Asa Hutchinson and members of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission. It said a lawsuit filed this week and other public complaints “warrant a reconsideration of the current administrative process.” For that reasons, he suggests judging by an “out-of-state, independent firm.” The Commission then would use those numbers to award permits. “I’m convinced such a process would be credible and impartial,” he wrote.
DFA spokesman Scott Hardin said the department was preparing a response. Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen has a hearing scheduled Friday on whether to issue a preliminary injunction against