The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission will consider a consultant’s scoring of dispensary applications at a meeting at 4:30 p.m. today at the 1515 Building. The meeting is to be live-streamed on Facebook.

Perhaps the thousands hoping to use the drug will get an idea when it might be available in 2019, long after voter approval in November 2016.  I can tell you that word is already circulating about alleged anomalies in the scoring of the applications. The process for cultivation permits was such a mess it was challenged in court and led to use of an outside consultant on the dispensary permits.

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Meanwnhile, over in Oklahoma, thousands more people can readily obtain marijuana for a wider range of maladies only six months after approval of a voter initiative.