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Arkansas agency begins drafting medical marijuana rules

LITTLE ROCK – Medical marijuana products sold in Arkansas would have to include detailed labels with information about their laboratory analysis, dosage, source and warnings under a draft of rules being prepared for the launch of the first medical pot program in the Bible Belt.

The proposed rules, which the state Department of Health released Wednesday to The Associated Press, detail the process for patients to obtain registry cards for buying medical marijuana, the lab testing requirements for the drug and the process for adding new qualifying conditions. Voters on Nov. 8 approved a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana for patients with certain conditions, and the state faces a June 1 deadline to begin accepting applications for dispensaries that would sell the drug, according to a report from Arkansas Business.

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Shelby Styron

Shelby Styron

Former AMP Managing Editor Shelby Styron is a 2016 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas, where she earned a degree in journalism and public administration. She was executive producer of UCA's daily newscasts, and she has written for The Leader in Jacksonville.

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