by: Valerie Calhoun Updated: Jul 26, 2017 – 6:18 PM
It’s been nearly 8 months since Arkansas voters approved the sale of medical marijuana.
Some predicted a “Green rush” for businesses hoping to cash in. FOX13 discovered it may not be that easy to make a buck, and what we learned could possibly delay your chances of obtaining medical marijuana by the end of the year.
As of this week, not a single application to grow or sell medical marijuana has been turned in. Not one.
Beale Street business owner Bud Chittom and a group of investors hired a consultant, pulled the paperwork, and started the process to apply to operate a medical marijuana dispensary. Two weeks later?
“We went to the sidelines,” Chittom said.
Medical marijuana is being governed by the Arkansas ABC board. Director Mary Robin Casteel told FOX13 he’s looking for all kinds of information.
“We are asking for a significant amount of information from these people, including background checks,” Casteel said.
Casteel told FOX13 they’ll also be looking for proof of finances, but it’s