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In anticipation of applications and rules for the industry to be finalized, there has been a crescendo of interest from all areas of the state’s fledgling medical marijuana industry, said Storm Nolan, spokesman for the Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association (ACIA).

He said ACIA is planning a number of seminars on the legal cannabis industry, ranging from sessions on marijuana extraction for non-smoking purposes and educational meetings for patients and the medical field to conferences on insurance bonding, physical security and cash-handling for the retail side of the business.