Arkansas Picks Firm to Rank Medical Marijuana Applicants

Arkansas Picks Firm to Rank Medical Marijuana Applicants

The state has chosen Public Consulting Group Inc., a Boston-based consultant, to grade the more than 200 dispensary applications.

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August 20, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has chosen a Boston-based consultant to grade the more than 200 applications for the state’s first medical marijuana dispensary licenses.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Public Consulting Group Inc. was one of just two companies to respond to the state’s request issued to 30 companies that could grade the cannabis-vending proposals.

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