Delta Medical Cannabis Company, one of five top scorers in the grading of applicants for cultivation permits by the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission, says it appreciates the scrutiny being given top applications and appreciates the state’s hard work.

Losing applicants raised a multitude of questions large and small about the top scorers, including some about Delta Medical. The award of permits, which had been scheduled Wednesday, has been delayed by a court order and Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen will consider arguments on a preliminary injunction Friday morning.


Meanwhile, Delta Medical is taking the high road. Its statement, issued by Donald Parker II of Jonesboro:

Delta Medical Cannabis Company is committed to building and establishing a professional state of the art medical cultivation facility in Jackson County for the citizens of Arkansas.

We appreciate the scrutiny under which the cultivation applications were reviewed. We believe the Commission respected a process of transparencyand integrity. The goal of Delta Medical is and always has been to be up front and transparent throughout the entire process.

Delta Medical is committed to our role in providing safe and affordable medical marijuana products to Arkansans who qualify. We are proud of our team of partners and consultants. Our hard work and preparation resulted in a successful application for a cultivation license based on our qualifications. At this time, we have completed the requirements of the merit-based selection process by tendering the license fee and the performance bond in an acceptable form to the state of Arkansas.

Upon the issuance of our license, we stand ready to cultivate medical marijuana for qualifying Arkansans.

The Medical Marijuana Commission, as well as the ABC and DFA staff, worked hard to establish the framework for a fair and impartial process. Their hard work and diligence are appreciated. We look forward to this process moving forward.