LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Demand for permission to use, grow and sell medical marijuana in Arkansas is low as the state reaches the halfway point for the application period.
Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration spokesman Scott Hardin told The Associated Press last week that the agency had received no applications to grow and distribute medical marijuana.
“We are not concerned, as we understand the applications require detailed and specific information that will take time to complete,” Hardin said earlier in the week. “Applicants are likely performing their due diligence to provide quality applications.”
Hardin said officials anticipate applications will start arriving closer to the Sept. 18 deadline.
There are regulations that limit where greenhouses and distributors can operate. While setting up rules for licensing, legislators said growers must be at least 3,000 feet (900 meters) from churches, schools or daycares, while dispensaries must be 1,500 feet (450…