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Funding approved for launch of medical marijuana

(Source: KATV) (Source: KATV)
LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT/KATV) -

Funding was assigned to cover the cost of implementing the Medical Marijuana Amendment in Arkansas, but it may take longer than expected.

KATV reports $3 million from rainy day funds was allocated for the Department of Finance and Administration along with the Department of Health.

In the full report, KATV outlines where the money will be spent in those departments and how new jobs could be a result of this undertaking.

While the money was approved by the Legislative Council, lawmakers are hoping to extend the deadline for implementation to 180-days with a July deadline.

For details on how the $3 million will be used and to view the full report click here.

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