If it passes, the Arkansas Department of Health estimates about 45,000 people would benefit from medical marijuana.
According to "Arkansans for Compassionate Care," that means the Natural State stands to make $10 million a year in new sales tax revenue.
The group says its research shows the Medical Marijuana Act would also bring 500 new jobs to the state.
Arkansans for Compassionate Care issued a press release this week, stating that the Arkansas Department of Health has also indicated the initial startup costs for the program will be between $3.3 million and $6.4 million
According to the press release, that will be paid for by cardholder and license fees.
After the initial startup fees are recovered, the entire program will be revenue neutral.