The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division has dismissed a complaint about a White Hall marijuana cultivator who was accused of inconsistencies in his license applications.
That cultivator, Robert deBin of Natural State Medicinals Cultivation, did not mislead the state about residing in Arkansas, according to a ruling issued Friday by Doralee Chandler, director of the ABC division.
DeBin owns a 4.6 percent stake in Natural State Medicinals.
Chandler’s ruling found that deBin and two partners, Joseph Courtright and Kathryne Peck, had submitted “superfluous documents” in the licensing process but concluded that deBin had proved his Arkansas residency. deBin’s documentation, the order of dismissal said, included Arkansas tax returns for 2016 and 2017.
“Based on the above and foregoing findings as well as filed pertinent documents, it is concluded that while Robert Wayne deBin III, Joseph Courtright and Kathryne Peck provided superfluous documents that did not meet the approved documents for the establishment of residency they did provide two forms of proof of residency in compliance with the medical marijuana rules and regulations,” Chandler’s order noted.
“There is insufficient evidence that Robert deBin provided false or misleading information on his application with the Medical Marijuana Commission in Arkansas.”