Arkansas AG: Company Tried to Bribe Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission Member

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(KARK) LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- The Arkansas Supreme Court unsealed a letter Thursday from Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, who claims that a company applying for a medical marijuana cultivation permit tried to bribe a member of the Medical Marijuana Commission. 

In the letter to Chief Justice Dan Kemp, Rutledge says Natural State Agronomics offered a bribe to a commission member, but the commissioner said that he did not take the bribe. 

Rutledge also pointed out in the letter that the commissioner gave the company “the second-highest score that he awarded to any entity in the application process”.

The Attorney General also mentioned that there was “no specific law or regulation requiring the commissioner to report a bribe attempt”.

The full letter is below.

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