The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission has decided to outsource the scoring for state dispensaries. The outside consultant will be chosen via bidding process. The lowest bid is expected to be awarded the task.
Each of the 203 received applications will be scored, Arkansas Online reports. Once the process is complete, licenses can be issued. Licenses are expected to be issued before the end of the year.
Once the evaluator is chosen, 30-days will be allowed to score all of the applications.
Commissioner James Miller said, “This helps get everything done and get the product out to our patients.”
The commissioners also determined that cultivator applications that were not chosen would be held in “reserve” for a period of two years. If the need for a new cultivator arises, such as a current cultivator forfeiting a license, a replacement will be easier to determine.