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Re: “Ownership change for marijuana concern on commission agenda today

So theyre going to allow them to change their ownership to correct the fact it doesnt add up to 100%? This is the same problem Ronda Tillman tried to get the commission to allow Carpenter Farms to fix on their application. Only difference is the white group connected to the Governor got a license (this is also the same group the AR Dem Gaz reported had plagiarized their application) and the black group couldnt even get a hearing. The ABC still wont provide a hearing for any of the groups to address wrongdoing or issues with applications. You know, its a shame the ABC seems more determined to cover up wrongdoing and issues with licensing rather than even allowing anyone an OPPORTUNITY to address issues.

Also, I dont see any discussion of the Roman video that surfaced this week. I guess no one wants to address a commissioner giving intellectual property to the losers of a state licensing process. At some point were going to need to take a look at the rotting head of this fish and ask why changes arent being made in the leadership at ABC.
Sounds like someone has a pretty heavy thumb on the folks at the ABC preventing them from doing anything resembling their job. Maybe its time to shine some light on that cesspool.

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Posted by China Rider on 10/16/2018 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Secret tape raises more questions about Medical Marijuana Commission

Whats even crazier? Roman earned $20k as a consultant for the DEA.…

I think the biggest kick in the balls from all of this is that the process was delayed by months so they could redact the applications for blind scoring. Then we hear Roman saying he read theirs because he knew it would be good. Just like Dr. Tillman telling the ABC director that the name of one of the applicants was wrong on her applications. The group turned out to be Carpenter Farms, who she was clearly batting for based on her defense and pushing for a hearing at the last meeting. IF they can grade over 200 dispensary applications in 30 days how come we cant get a rescore of the cultivation applicants done in 30 days?

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Posted by China Rider on 10/14/2018 at 11:11 AM

Re: “As Hillcrest turns: Another bakery in the works

Slow news day huh? Probably one of the most significant developments in the Medical Marijuana fiasco happened yesterday and not a mention here. The AR Times has simply given up.…

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Posted by China Rider on 09/29/2018 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Patrick Kennedy headlines Arkansas rally against state mental health cuts

Nah, Im not that crazy. No Trump tea for me. And I concede that not all new things are good and often theyre more ripe for corrupting or buying off. And theres no ignoring the message, it just feels a little less real when I see two different Kennedys on news the same day (the red head was on the tube in the background while I was reading this story). Then I think about if Jeb wouldve gotten the nod and I see Sara Huckabee on TV and it just makes me think maybe one is enough. Even the two locals I mentioned I said were good people, but I doubt either would be in their seat without a DNA snail trail to follow. Oh well, Im gonna go say a few extra prayers for the Hogs and all the folks riding them around NWA this weekend.

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Posted by China Rider on 09/28/2018 at 9:10 PM

Re: “Patrick Kennedy headlines Arkansas rally against state mental health cuts

Another Kennedy? Gimme a break. Cant they do something other than public graft this many generations in? Privilege + Family Name = listen to me, Im somebody. Go TF home and let some new blood into the party. No more Bush, no more Clinton, no more Kennedy. No more anybody whos daddy/mama was a politician so now, by default they should be it. In fact, lets make it a rule kinda like nepotism. One Hutchinson would have been enough. One Clinton damn sure woulda had me full. Anybody want another Huckabee around? Guys like Will Bond and Chris Crane (Theyre both good guys, but damn) come to mind too. Political dynasties based on name keep communities from moving ahead and getting fresh ideas and leadership.

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Posted by China Rider on 09/27/2018 at 10:36 PM

Re: “State prepared to evaluate marijuana dispensary applications

While the company may be based in Boston, this is the local subsidiary who will be picking the winners.

Interestingly enough, quite a few of their staff have worked for state agencies (DYS, DCFS) and although shes been removed since I first found it, a former Asa aide worked there until recently. These folks have ties to former legislators theyve worked with on past issues. Short and sweet: The fix is in.

You wanna know who will get these just start pulling Ethics Commission filings and look at all their lobbyists (FOLLOW THE MONEY) and look up the State Senators who were big advocates for these agencies in the past. Most will have D behind their name, just like the first round of crooks who bought the grow licenses.

Its a shame theres not a newspaper in town to do this work.

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Posted by China Rider on 09/27/2018 at 10:01 PM

Re: “Feds bust Central Arkansas drug ring

Looks like theres a central AR judges son on the list.

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Posted by China Rider on 09/20/2018 at 10:07 PM

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