Medical Marijuana Cards Take Effect on February 15

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Patients in Arkansas have begun to receive their medical marijuana identification cards.

According to the Arkansas Department of Health, more than 7,000 patients will receive their ID cards. 

The cards will take effect on February 15.

Click here to read the letter from the Arkansas Department of Health that was sent to medical marijuana patients. 

The Department of Finance and Administration said on February, 5, the businesses have each paid their $15,000 licensing fees and posted their $100,000 performance bond.

Last month, the medical marijuana commission said it intended to license the 32 businesses after approving scores from an outside consultant, hired to review their applications. 

One of the five cultivation facilities, licensed by the state, was one of the first to get approval last month to begin growing medical marijuana.

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