- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A second cultivation facility has been approved to begin growing medical marijuana in Arkansas.

Arkansas Department of Finance Administration spokesman Scott Hardin said Tuesday that Osage Creek Cultivation in Berryville was approved by inspectors on Monday to begin growing the drug.

Inspectors gave the go-ahead to the first cultivation facility , BOLD Team cultivation, in January.

Arkansas voters approved a medical marijuana amendment in 2016. In addition to Osage Creek and BOLD Team, the state licensed three other cultivators last year and 32 dispensaries in January.

Hardin says the first dispensary should be inspected no later than early April, meaning medical marijuana could be sold by mid-April.

Hardin also says a third cultivator, Natural State Medicinals Cultivation in White Hall, should be approved by the end of the week.

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