First Legal Marijuana Crop Planted In Arkansas

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ARKANSAS (KFSM) —BOLD Team LLC has announced they are already cultivating legal medical marijuana for dispensaries in their Cotton Plant, Arkansas location, becoming the first organization to do so in Arkansas.

A final inspection of the BOLD’S cultivation facility was conducted by Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) on January 2, 2019. Following the review, the company was approved to begin growing marijuana. BOLD is now the first company in the state of Arkansas to receive approval to harvest medical marijuana.

Danny Brown  with BOLD released the following statement on Friday (Jan. 11) recognizing the historic milestone:

BOLD Team LLC is pleased to announce that we have been granted approval to begin cultivation of medical marijuana at our facility in Cotton Plant. We would like to thank the Alcoholic Beverage Control for their assistance during our construction. The cultivation process is now underway and we expect to have medicine available to dispensaries in April. We are honored to begin meeting the medical needs of so many Arkansans at this historical moment in our great State.

BOLD is one of five companies to obtain a state license in 2018 to grow medical marijuana.

A list of potential medical marijuana dispensaries was published by the state Medical Marijuana Commission on January 9, 2019.

It has been over two years since Arkansas voters approved medical marijuana in the Natural State. The process has been met with frustration by patients and advocates for the state’s slow rollout of the medicine.

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