Fox 16 anchor announces participation in marijuana application | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Fox 16 anchor announces participation in marijuana application

Posted By on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 7:33 AM

Donna Terrell, anchor on Fox 16, disclosed on last night's news broadcast that she was one of the members of a group seeking a medical marijuana cultivation permit. She's reportedly a part of the top-ranked application from Natural States Medicinal Cultivation, but she didn't reveal that on-air.

Full details on ownership groups are to be released today by the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission.

Terrell said she'd decided to get involved because of the death of her daughter seven years ago from colon cancer. She said the availability of medical marijuana then would have made her last days "much more tolerable."

Joseph Courtright is listed as the owner of Natural State Medicinals LLC. A man by the same name became president and CEO of USA Drugstores in 2006. He led the company when the primary owners, the LaFrance family of Arkansas, sold the company to Walgreens for $550 million. They've been rumored to be involved n this application. Courtright now is with Dale Capital Partners. It and a variety of businesses with connections to the LaFrance family operate from the same offices in Little Rock.

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