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UAMS Quest for National Cancer Institute Status Fueled by State Medical Marijuana Sales Tax Revenue


A significant portion of tax revenue collected from medical marijuana sales in Arkansas is granted each year to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute in Little Rock. The tax funding is being spent on facilities expansion, research and development, and hiring new key staff in a quest to be certified as a National Cancer Institute — the first in Arkansas.

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative journalist and has been a news producer for KUAF National Public Radio since 1998. She covers politics, the environment, energy, business, education, history, race and culture. Her radio segments have been nationally syndicated. She is also a station-based national correspondent for NPR in Washington DC., and recipient of eight national and state broadcast awards.
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