JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A person wanting to secure a cultivation license for the state's new medical marijuana law must come up with $15,000 in order to apply for the license, the state's medical marijuana commission agreed Tuesday.
According to a story from KATV, the amount is the maximum amount allowed under state law and applicants can receive half of the money back if they do not get a license.
The five licenses that will be selected by the commission will be done on a merit basis, officials decided earlier this month. Also at Tuesday's meeting, the commission voted unanimously that an applicant must have an association with either a doctor or pharmacist before applying and that a cultivation site must be 3,000 feet from a private or public school, church or daycare from property line to property line.
The commission will next meet on Jan. 3.
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