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Issues must be clarified in new medical marijuana law, lawmaker says

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LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) -

When the general assembly meets next year in Little Rock, there will be at least 135 issues in the state's medical marijuana law that must be clarified or modified through legislation, Rep. Doug House, R-North Little Rock, said this week. 

According to a story from Talk Business and Politics, House is the point man in the state House on the issue. 

Voters approved a constitutional amendment in November. The amendment will allow people with certain conditions to receive and use medical marijuana. The Arkansas Department of Health, Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration's Alcohol Beverage Control Division, and the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission has 120 days to develop the rules for the system. 

However, House has filed a bill in the legislature to extend that 120-day period to 180 days. 

Under the amendment, between four and eight cultivation facilities and 20 to 40 dispensaries can operate in the state of Arkansas. 

The general assembly is set to convene Jan. 9 in Little Rock. 

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