AROUND ARKANSAS: Sunday alcohol sales in Mountain Home on ballot; violations upheld for medical pot dispensary

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Voters in Mountain Home to consider Sunday alcohol sales

Voters in Mountain Home will decide next week whether to allow the off-premises sales of alcohol on Sundays, as more and more cities and counties consider the loosening of alcohol restrictions throughout Arkansas.

The Baxter Bulletin reports that the measure to allow Sunday alcohol sales at grocery stores, gas stations, and liquor stores is on the March 3 ballot.

Under a 2009 state law, municipalities can call a citywide election to decide whether off-premises alcohol sales can be permitted on Sundays.

2 violations upheld for Hot Springs medical pot dispensary

In other Arkansas news, state regulators have dismissed one violation and sustained two others against a medical marijuana dispensary in Hot Springs.

The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted Wednesday to sustain two violations against Green Springs Medical dispensary.

According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the Hot Springs dispensary is the state’s most successful since opening May 1, selling more than 1,400 pounds of medical marijuana as of Feb. 14.

The board also decided Wednesday to reduce the facility’s fine from $7,025 to $1,000, noting that the dispensary’s owner has been cooperative with investigators and put in an effort to comply with regulations.

Info via Associated Press

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