LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas's medical marijuana program is starting to take shape, nearly six months after voters approved the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment. Arkansas is now one of 29 states where medical cannabis is legal.
There are many unanswered questions, and those involved in getting the system set up have likened it to creating a "mini Food and Drug Administration" from scratch.
On Tuesday, the Clinton School of Public Service hosted a forum on medical marijuana legalization. Two of the panelists, Erik Williams and Dan Anglin, joined Capitol View's Jessi Turnure to explain what the state should expect moving forward.
Wiliams is a founding partner of Will & Way Total Cannabis Solutions. He has six years of cannabis industry experience as a consultant and as founding partner of Will and Way, a cannabis business solutions consulting firm, which advises clients nationally and internationally for a wide range of cannabis business and regulatory issues, including as National Director of Government and public affairs at Colorado-based Mindful. His focus has been on helping new businesses start up in emerging markets.
Anglin is chairman of the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce and the founder and CEO of AmeriCanna - Dan Anglin is founder and president of AmeriCanna Brands, a Marijuana Infused Products Manufacturer and Cultivator of both medical and recreational marijuana products in Colorado with a heavy focus on regulatory compliance, consistent dosing, and product safety. Anglin is considered a national expert in marijuana public policy, having been selected to rule making working groups for the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division on more than 10 occasions, and has been instrumental in creating legislation directly at the Colorado General Assembly that benefits the regulated cannabis industry.
You can see the entire unedited discussion in the embedded video.
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