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Arkansas's Existing Medical Marijuana Cultivators Sue to Stop Industry Expansion

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Flowering medical marijuana plant under cultivation.

Medical marijuana sales in Arkansas rose after a COVID-19 pandemic was declared last March, resulting in marijuana flower shortages. The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission, which regulates the industry, has recently licensed several more medical marijuana cultivation facilities to open by next year. Existing Arkansas cultivators have filed suit to block industry expansion, claiming there is adequate supply. 

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative reporter and news producer for Ozarks at Large.
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