Channel 5 News: Medical Marijuana Seminar Held In Fort Smith

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FORT SMITH (KFSM) —  People from across Arkansas came to Fort Smith Saturday (Jan. 20)to learn how they can get involved in the state’s newest industry…medical marijuana.

A seminar was held at the DoubleTree Hotel and hosted by the Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association .

Potential candidates in the medical cannabis industry learned about what they need to know to cultivate or sell the medical drug legally.

The event also educated attendees about the health benefits of the drug.

“You’re looking for medicine, you’re looking for an alternative from opioids or antidepressants or medications that have so many severe side effects,” said  Arkansans for Compassionate Care Program Director Melissa Fults.

Once the system is up and running, cannabis will be prescribed by doctors as an alternate to opioids, antidepressants, and other medications with severe side effects.

Several speakers shared what everyone in the business will need to know about interactions with other drugs, patient needs and other often-overlooked aspects of working in the industry.

KARK: Medical Marijuana Training Starts in Arkansas

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FORT SMITH, Ark. — People from across the natural state met in Fort Smith this weekend to learn how they can get involved in the state’s budding medical marijuana industry.

The Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association hosted its first Dispensary Agent Training seminar.

Potential candidates learned what they need to know to cultivate or sell the drug legally.

The event also educated attendees about the health benefits of the drug.

“I did a lot of research myself”, said Rick Pruden who attended the event. “I knew some of the bare bones. They’re going over some of the information in a lot more detail.
I’ve gotten a lot more resources”.

We’re told nearly 500 tickets were sold.

The group will host a similar training session in Little Rock this March.