The owners of Native Green Wellness, located about 19 miles south of Little Rock at 26225 U.S. Hwy. 167 in Hensley, expect to open their medical marijuana dispensary by the first of June.
A tour of its facility in Woodruff County.
But it looks like medical marijuana will finally roll in.
Dispensaries talk about opening dates.
The Arkansas Supreme Court last week reversed Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen's March ruling that declared the state's awarding of five marijuana-cultivation permits null and void, saying the circuit court had no subject-matter jurisdiction in the case.
At least three more groups that were denied cultivation licenses by the state's Medical Marijuana Commission have filed lawsuits challenging the commission's means of choosing five winners among 95 applicants.
Last week, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen issued a preliminary injunction to prevent the state Medical Marijuana Commission from awarding five permits to companies to cultivate marijuana in the state.
The first lawsuit over the state Medical Marijuana Commission›s scoring of the top five applicants for cultivation permits under the new medical marijuana law was filed Tuesday.
Some, but not all, of the five companies the state has scored as eligible for cannabis cultivation in Arkansas included in their applications estimates of job hires and financial impact. Companies estimate hires between 25 and 60; two estimate payrolls will exceed $1 million.
Natural State Medicinals, Bold Team LLC, Natural State Wellness Enterprises, Osage Creek Cultivation and Delta Medical Cannabis Company Inc. were the five companies awarded permits to grow medical cannabis by the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission on Tuesday.
Questions raised by Governor Hutchinson about whether regulations for industrial hemp research conflict with federal law and other queries have apparently slowed progress toward the implementation of the Arkansas Industrial Hemp Act.