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Businessman wants to grow medical marijuana in Fayetteville

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Photographs by AP/SETH PERLMAN

Marijuana plants are a few weeks away from harvest at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill., in this fi le photo. Marijuana industry entrepreneurs seeking institutional capital are looking to Canada, where bankers, lawyers and accountants dealing with the drug operate without fear of prosecution.

FAYETTEVILLE -- A businessman from Central Arkansas wants to grow medical marijuana in the city's Commerce District.

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To read the rules and regulations on medical marijuana in Arkansas, go to:

mmc.arkansas.gov

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