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12/07/2018 - 1:30pm
AR medical cannabis commish resigns; April market launch still expected
(Arkansas, Cannabis, Medical Marijuana, News, United States) A member of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission is resigning, reducing the five-member panel to two to start the year. The market launch of MMJ in the state has been delayed before by legal challenges and licensing snags. But Scott Hardin, communications director for the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, wrote in an email to […] AR medical cannabis commish resigns; April market launch still expected is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
https://mjbizdaily.com/arkansas-medical-marijuana-commissioner-resigns/
12/07/2018 - 4:20am
Is Arizona Going to Reduce the Annual Medical Marijuana Card Fee?
(Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Mexico, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, United States, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Dispensaries) Medical marijuana card fees vary significantly by state with Arizona having one of the highest in the country. The state reports having nearly 190,000 patients, many of which struggle to afford the state’s $150 annual fee (plus another $100-$150 for an annual state-required medical marijuana doctor certification ), leaving them unable to renew every year. The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act allows the state to charge a fee that covers the cost of operating the state’s medical marijuana program. Currently, there is a surplus of tens of millions of dollars from the program’s fees imposed on patients and dispensaries . The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), if they decided to, could simply decrease the annual fee to a more reasonable amount; for example, $30 – an amount that will still produce sufficient revenue ($5.7 million produced annually from 190,000 patients) for the state while not putting an unnecessary financial burden on the state’s citizens seeking alternative...
https://azmarijuana.com/arizona-medical-marijuana-news/arizona-reduce-annual-med...
12/06/2018 - 4:38pm
Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission Member To Resign - KFSM 5Newsonline
(Arkansas, Medical Marijuana, United States) Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission Member To Resign KFSM 5NewsonlineLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A member of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission says he plans to resign, leaving the five-member commission with two ...
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12/06/2018 - 10:15am
Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission member to resign - KAIT
(Arkansas, Medical Marijuana, United States) Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission member to resign KAITA member of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission says he plans to resign, leaving the five-member commission with two members to start the new year ...
https://www.kait8.com/2018/12/06/arkansas-medical-marijuana-commission-member-re...
12/06/2018 - 9:33am
Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission Member to Resign - U.S. News & World Report
(Arkansas, Medical Marijuana, News, United States) Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission Member to Resign U.S. News & World ReportA member of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission says he plans to resign, leaving the five-member commission with two members to start the new year ...
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/arkansas/articles/2018-12-06/arkansas-me...
11/29/2018 - 11:42am
Arkansas medical marijuana growers aim to have product ready by spring
(Arkansas, Cannabis, Facilities, Growers, Medical Marijuana, News, United States, Dispensaries, Cultivation) Two of the businesses licensed by Arkansas to grow medical cannabis say they expect to have product available for dispensaries as soon as April. Arkansas voters approved a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana in 2016, but the state’s MMJ industry has been beset by legal challenges and licensing delays. Officials with the five licensed cultivation facilities updated the […] Arkansas medical marijuana growers aim to have product ready by spring is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
https://mjbizdaily.com/arkansas-medical-marijuana-growers-aim-to-have-product-re...
11/29/2018 - 10:25am
What you need to know about legalized marijuana in Michigan | Thompson - Detroit Free Press
(Arkansas, Michigan, News, Products, United States) Detroit Free Press What you need to know about legalized marijuana in Michigan | Thompson Detroit Free PressWhile consuming marijuana and marijuana-infused products will no longer be a crime in the state, getting your hands on said products will be problematic, at least initially. Before people without a medical card can purchase marijuana and marijuana ... Medical marijuana shortage pushes officials to consider breaking their own rules MLive.com Medical marijuana availability in state expected by April Arkansas Online Medical marijuana shops may be able to buy from caregivers UpNorthLive.com Knoe.com - 4029tv all 147 news articles »
https://www.freep.com/story/opinion/columnists/mike-thompson/2018/11/29/marijuan...
11/07/2018 - 12:58am
Michigan embraces recreational use of marijuana as Arkansas, Missouri back minimum-wage hikes - MarketWatch
(Arkansas, Cannabis, Legalization, Michigan, Missouri, Recreational, United States, Utah) Michigan embraces recreational use of marijuana as Arkansas, Missouri back minimum-wage hikes MarketWatchMissouri voters supported the legalization of medical marijuana, and Utah voters also backed approval for the same in their state. The mostly positive Election Day results for the marijuana industry were boosting cannabis stocks in Wednesday's session ... and more »
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/arkansas-missouri-back-minimum-wage-hikes-as-m...
11/06/2018 - 3:00am
Industrial hemp in Arkansas for 2019? - Delta Farm Press
(Arkansas, Cannabis, Hemp, Legalization, United States, Industrial Hemp) Industrial hemp in Arkansas for 2019? Delta Farm PressIt has been two years since Arkansas citizens voted for the legalization of industrial hemp and medical cannabis. Since then, the state process for setting up the ...
https://www.deltafarmpress.com/management/industrial-hemp-arkansas-2019
10/29/2018 - 10:57am
Arkansans Show Growing Impatience With Medical Marijuana Commission, Processes
(Arkansas, California, Cannabis, Growing, Medical Marijuana, United States, Dispensaries, Cultivation) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - During a public hearing Friday, Oct. 26, about 20 people took their chance to address Arkansas's Medical Marijuana Commission. Among the attorneys and applicants for cultivation and dispensary licenses were patients approved for a medical marijuana card who said they are tired of waiting.“I'm here today to ask you to please make opening the dispensaries a priority in your lives for the patients and the families of patients in Arkansas,” Lorna Knox, a patient who qualifies for medical marijuana, told the commission.Knox was first prescribed medical marijuana for muscle spasms when she lived in California. She moved home to Arkansas in November 2016 – the same month voters approved medical cannabis.As the process continues to make medical marijuana available in Arkansas, Knox said she must travel back to California in order to purchase it. Read more Top Image: © Yul | Adobe Stock ]]>
http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/Article/arkansans-growing-impatience-medica...
10/27/2018 - 1:55pm
Residents Beg Commission to Approve Marijuana Dispensaries - www.fox16.com
(Arkansas, United States, Dispensaries) www.fox16.com Residents Beg Commission to Approve Marijuana Dispensaries www.fox16.com State voters approved marijuana use for certain medical conditions nearly two years ago, but no businesses have yet been approved to dispense the drug. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Lorna Knox of Cabot asked commissioners to "please ... and more »
https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/residents-beg-commission-to-approve-mariju...
05/09/2018 - 10:34am
Here's Where You Can Legally Get Cannabis - TheStreet.com
(Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Canada, Cannabis, Colorado, News, United States, Washington) TheStreet.com Here's Where You Can Legally Get Cannabis TheStreet.comThat hasn't necessarily translated to country-wide medical cannabis, but the momentum has certainly been in its favor. In May of 2018, 29 states and Washington D.C. all have medical marijuana legalized: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado ... Legalizing and taxing marijuana boosts government revenue – a ... The Denver Post Canada will have 'more robust' marijuana sector than US (And you can put that in your pipe and smoke it) The Globe and Mail Report: Legal marijuana boosts government revenue – a little WCVB Boston all 58 news articles »
https://www.thestreet.com/lifestyle/health/states-with-legalized-marijuana-14581...
03/29/2018 - 1:57pm
Two successful applicants ask AR judge to lift order stopping medical marijuana licensing
(Arkansas, Cannabis, Medical Marijuana, News, United States) Two of five companies that were slated to receive Arkansas’ first licenses to grow medical marijuana asked a state judge to lift his order halting the permitting process. Natural State Wellness Enterprises and Delta Medical Cannabis Company filed a motion requesting that Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen vacate his order preventing Arkansas from issuing […] Two successful applicants ask AR judge to lift order stopping medical marijuana licensing is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
https://mjbizdaily.com/2-successful-applicants-ask-ar-judge-lift-order-stopping-...
03/26/2018 - 10:00am
Congress Speaks: State Medical Marijuana Laws are Safe Until September 30
(Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Cannabis, Colorado, Compliance, Connecticut, Delaware, Distribution, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Mexico, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Regulations, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, United States, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Cultivation) Medical cannabis businesses are shielded, for now. State medical marijuana laws and their implementation are safe until September 30th of this year. In a highly anticipated move, Congress extended the protections of the well-known “Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment” (the “Amendment”) last week. This extension is an important political and legal action after Attorney General Jeff Sessions threw the state-legal cannabis industry into a fit from his rescinding of the Obama era Cole Memo in January (he has provided further, largely unhelpful guidance since then). But what impact does the Amendment really have? It could be significant over the coming months, though I am confident that Sessions and other U.S. Attorneys may seek to undermine the spirit of that law as time goes on. The Amendment first passed back in 2014 and has been consistently renewed and extended by Congress in the form of budget riders since then (and this last one is around 2,200 pages ). The Amendment has been construed...
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03/23/2018 - 6:56pm
MedMen Leaps Into Canadian Cannabis Market For Joint Venture With Cronos Group - Forbes
(Arkansas, California, Cannabis, Growing, News, United States) Forbes MedMen Leaps Into Canadian Cannabis Market For Joint Venture With Cronos Group ForbesMedMen, the Los Angeles-based "unicorn" of cannabis retailers, has positioned themselves for an opportunity to place a stake in the slowly growing global cannabis market. On Monday, the billion dollar company announced a first-of-its-kind cross-border ... Week in Review: MedMen-Cronos alliance, California MJ business licensing & Arkansas' MMJ woes Marijuana Business Daily all 3 news articles »
https://www.forbes.com/sites/marycarreon/2018/03/23/medmen-leaps-into-canadian-c...
03/23/2018 - 5:14pm
Arkansas court battle over cannabis grow licenses heating up
(Arkansas, Cannabis, Medical Marijuana, News, United States) Arkansas’ attorney general is appealing a judge’s order that forbids the state to license five companies to grow medical marijuana. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s office on Friday filed a notice that it’s appealing Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen’s ruling that the MMJ licensing process is unconstitutional to the state Supreme Court. Griffen had ruled […] Arkansas court battle over cannabis grow licenses heating up is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
https://mjbizdaily.com/arkansas-court-battle-cannabis-grow-licenses-heating/
03/23/2018 - 6:30am
Week in Review: MedMen-Cronos alliance, California MJ business licensing & Arkansas’ MMJ woes
(Arkansas, California, Canada, Cannabis, Medical Marijuana, News, United States) MedMen strikes up a cannabis partnership with Canada’s Cronos Group, California’s Humboldt County considers reopening its licensing process, and a judge tells Arkansas to stop issuing medical marijuana licenses. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Brave new world? Multistate cannabis giant MedMen’s collaboration with a […] Week in Review: MedMen-Cronos alliance, California MJ business licensing & Arkansas’ MMJ woes is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
https://mjbizdaily.com/week-review-medmen-cronos-alliance-california-mj-business...
03/21/2018 - 6:35pm
Arkansas judge tosses medical pot growing licensing process - Tampabay.com
(Arkansas, Growing, United States, Cultivation) Arkansas judge tosses medical pot growing licensing process Tampabay.comPulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen granted a preliminary injunction preventing the state Medical Marijuana Commission from awarding cultivation licenses. Griffen last week issued a restraining order preventing the state from awarding licenses ... and more »
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03/21/2018 - 6:24pm
Arkansas judge tosses state's medical marijuana licensing process - The Cannabist
(Arkansas, Medical Marijuana, United States) The Cannabist Arkansas judge tosses state's medical marijuana licensing process The CannabistLITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas judge on Wednesday struck down the state's decision to issue its first licenses to grow medical marijuana, ruling that the process for awarding the permits and the rankings of applicants were unconstitutional. Pulaski ... and more »
https://www.thecannabist.co/2018/03/21/arkansas-medical-marijuana-licenses-tosse...
03/21/2018 - 4:58pm
Arkansas judge tosses medical marijuana growing licensing process
(Arkansas, Cannabis, Growing, Medical Marijuana, News, United States, Cultivation) An Arkansas judge on Wednesday struck down the state’s decision to issue its first licenses to grow medical marijuana, ruling that the process for awarding the permits and the rankings of applicants were unconstitutional. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen granted a preliminary injunction preventing the state Medical Marijuana Commission from awarding cultivation licenses. Griffen […] Arkansas judge tosses medical marijuana growing licensing process is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
https://mjbizdaily.com/arkansas-judge-tosses-medical-marijuana-growing-licensing...
03/19/2018 - 8:00am
Arkansas judge considers effort to revamp medical cannabis licensing
(Arkansas, Cannabis, Medical Marijuana, News, United States) An Arkansas judge said Friday he’ll rule within five days on whether to allow the state to issue its first licenses for companies to grow medical marijuana. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen did not immediately rule on an unsuccessful applicant’s request to prevent the state from granting licenses to five companies. The state’s Medical […] Arkansas judge considers effort to revamp medical cannabis licensing is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
https://mjbizdaily.com/arkansas-judge-considers-effort-revamp-medical-marijuana-...
03/16/2018 - 3:22pm
Arkansas judge rejects bid to quash medical marijuana license lawsuit
(Arkansas, Facilities, Medical Marijuana, United States, Cultivation) The judge also rejected the state’s argument that it is immune from the lawsuit challenging its application process for marijuana cultivation facilities.
https://www.thecannabist.co/2018/03/16/arkansas-medical-marijuana-licenses-judge...
03/16/2018 - 6:30am
Week in Review: CBD in gas stations, AG Sessions hints status quo for cannabis & Arkansas hits MMJ snag
(Arkansas, Cannabis, CBD, News, Products, United States) A cannabis company plans to offer low-dose CBD products at convenience stores, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says federal attorneys have bigger concerns than “routine” marijuana cases, and an Arkansas judge blocks regulators from issuing MMJ business licenses. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Fill […] Week in Review: CBD in gas stations, AG Sessions hints status quo for cannabis & Arkansas hits MMJ snag is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
https://mjbizdaily.com/week-review-cbd-gas-stations-sessions-hints-status-quo-ca...
01/10/2018 - 11:01pm
Attorney discusses medical marijuana in workplace
(Arkansas, Medical Marijuana, United States) 11/4/17–J. Bruce Cross of Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C. gave a presentation on how the Arkansas medical marijuana laws affect businesses and how employers can be compliant. As a labor lawyer, Cross saw medical marijuana in the workplace as something that needed to be addressed. Read
http://themarijuanareport.org/attorney-discusses-medical-marijuana-in-workplace/
12/24/2017 - 2:07pm
Veterans may have a tough time obtaining medical marijuana in Arkansas
(Arkansas, Medical Marijuana, United States) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Associated Press) - Although Arkansas voters have approved the sale of marijuana for medical purposes, doctors with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will not be allowed to recommend or prescribe the drug to veterans, and the V.A. will not pay for it. As state officials work on ...
http://www.knoe.com/content/news/Veterans-to-have-a-tough-time-obtaining-medical...
12/04/2017 - 7:42pm
Medical marijuana dispensary owner hopes to start business in Arkansas - THV 11
(Arkansas, Medical Marijuana, News, United States, Financial Services) THV 11 Medical marijuana dispensary owner hopes to start business in Arkansas THV 11The Medical Marijuana Commission will choose five applicants to grow marijuana and 32 to sell it in Arkansas. In February, we'll learn who the five cultivators will be out of the nearly 100 applicants. One applicant who is already in the medical ... MediPays Announces Plans to Partner with Bank in Medical Marijuana Industry KNWA MediPays to Offer Financial Services to Medical Marijuana Industry Arkansas Business Online all 17 news articles »
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11/14/2017 - 3:00pm
Storm Nolan
(Arkansas, Cannabis, Legalization, United States, Dispensaries, Cultivation) While many traditionally conservative states have struggled to implement sensible marijuana laws, Arkansas appears to be moving along at a steady pace following the state’s voter-approved legalization of medical cannabis in 2016. As of mid-September, the state had received 19 applications for five available cultivation licenses and 51 applications for 32 dispensaries. Among the hopeful... The post Storm Nolan appeared first on Marijuana Venture .
https://www.marijuanaventure.com/storm-nolan/
11/02/2017 - 9:59pm
High number of applications for Arkansas medical marijuana
(Arkansas, Distribution, Growers, Medical Marijuana, United States) 9/18/17–Would-be growers and distributors of Arkansas’ initial medical marijuana crop have flooded a state office building to submit applications. Agency spokesman Scott Hardin said that before noon, the office had distributed paperwork to more than 100 groups or individuals. A state commission will review applications after the names of companies and individuals have been removed, then select five growers and 32 distribution sites. Read
http://themarijuanareport.org/high-number-of-applications-for-arkansas-medical-m...
10/31/2017 - 7:40pm
Arkansas marijuana regulators face lawsuits over biz license rejections
(Arkansas, Medical Marijuana, United States) Applicants seeking to open medical marijuana businesses in Arkansas are suing the commission overseeing the proposals.
http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/10/31/arkansas-medical-marijuana-lawsuits-busine...
10/31/2017 - 1:45pm
Lawsuits challenge Arkansas’ medical cannabis licensing process
(Arkansas, Cannabis, Medical Marijuana, News, United States) Some medical marijuana business license applicants in Arkansas have filed anonymous lawsuits charging that regulators wrongly rejected their applications and are seeking a temporary restraining order to force the state to keep their bids in the scoring pool. Such a TRO, if granted, would force the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission (AMMC) – the agency tasked with rejecting and approving applications – to “shut down” its work, an AMMC spokesman told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. The suits – which are currently under seal because of the anonymous filings – allege that the commission notified the plaintiffs 10 days after ... Lawsuits challenge Arkansas’ medical cannabis licensing process is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
https://mjbizdaily.com/lawsuits-challenge-arkansas-medical-marijuana-licensing-p...
10/13/2017 - 6:30am
Week in Review: California wildfires, Maryland medical cannabis lawsuit & Arkansas CPAs + MMJ
(Arkansas, California, Cannabis, Maryland, News, United States) By John Schroyer, Bart Schaneman and Omar Sacirbey California’s wildfires could adversely affect marijuana crops, Maryland’s MMJ commission is taken to court, and Arkansas accountants get permission to serve cannabis firms. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Fires + industry vulnerability A series of raging wildfires in Northern California that have killed at least 21 have also wrought havoc on the state’s marijuana industry , with the San Francisco Chronicle reporting that at least two dozen cannabis farms have burned to the ground. The fires haven’t ... Week in Review: California wildfires, Maryland medical cannabis lawsuit & Arkansas CPAs + MMJ is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
https://mjbizdaily.com/week-review-california-wildfires-cannabis-maryland-lawsui...
10/11/2017 - 9:04am
Benton doctor starts growing medical marijuana practice
(Arkansas, Growing, Medical Marijuana, Medical Records, United States) 8/29/17–While many at clinics in central Arkansas are still weighing the pros and cons of medical marijuana, Dr. Roger Tilley of Benton has jumped in and says he’s never turning back. Dr. Tilley has run Saline Medical Group since 1980. In the month that he’s been writing the certifications, Dr. Tilley has seen more than ten patients, young and old, with qualifying conditions ranging from arthritis to intractable or incurable pain to PTSD. Patients bring Dr. Tilley medical records from their primary care physicians and $250 in cash. If everything checks out, he gives them his signature. Read
http://themarijuanareport.org/benton-doctor-starts-growing-medical-marijuana-pra...
10/10/2017 - 12:06pm
Arkansas accountants cleared to do work for medical marijuana firms
(Arkansas, Cannabis, Medical Marijuana, News, United States) Accountants in Arkansas have been given the green light to provide professional services to medical marijuana businesses, making Arkansas one of the few states where accountancy regulators have given clear guidance on the industry. The Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy (ASBPA) has received 5-10 inquiries from accountants wondering if they’re allowed to provide professional services to medical marijuana businesses, Little Rock TV station KFSM reported. The ASBPA concluded that accountants who provide professional services to licensed Arkansas MMJ businesses will not be perceived as lacking “good moral character” and the service provided won’t be “considered an ... Arkansas accountants cleared to do work for medical marijuana firms is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
https://mjbizdaily.com/arkansas-accountants-cleared-work-medical-marijuana-firms...
10/09/2017 - 12:12pm
Arkansas AG again rejects marijuana legalization ballot attempt
(Arkansas, Legalization, United States) Arkansas' attorney general's office has rejected a proposed 2018 ballot issue to legalize marijuana, saying it is too ambiguous.
http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/10/09/arkansas-marijuana-ballot-initiative/89636...
09/29/2017 - 4:27pm
Arkansas State Plant Board Meets With Local Hemp Genetics Company to Discuss Future of State's Industrial Hemp Program
(Arkansas, Cannabis, Development, Genetics, Hemp, Medical Marijuana, Production, Products, Regulations, Research, United States, Industrial Hemp) Little Rock, AR: “The Arkansas Industrial Hemp Act” ( House Bill 1778 ), engrossed by the Arkansas Legislature on March 30, 2017, opened the door to the production, development and commercialization of hemp-based products in the Natural State, and placed the Arkansas State Plant Board in charge of creating and enforcing the rules and regulations for the new program, according to a press release.The Director of the Arkansas State Plant Board, Terry Walker, has selected Mary Smith, Director of the board’s Seed Division, to oversee the industrial hemp pilot program.The board has created an Industrial Hemp Committee, consisting of Jerry Hyde (Committee Chairman), Bruce Alford, Russell Bragg, Robert Campbell, Matthew Marsh and Barry Walls, to begin the process of drafting the rules and regulations for the program.The Plant Board has put together a process and timeline for implementation of the proposed regulations:The Industrial Hemp Committee is engaged in conversation with current...
http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/Article/arkansas-state-plant-board-meets-wi...
09/22/2017 - 3:00pm
Arkansas-based CEO praises state’s professionalism
(Arkansas, Cannabis, United States, Cultivation) On Aug. 30, Natural State of Kind submitted its application for medical cannabis cultivation and dispensary licenses in Arkansas. Natural State of Kind CEO Jason Martin said he appreciated the way state employees handled the process: “I wish to express our gratitude to Mary Robin Casteel and her staff at the ABC for their professionalism... The post Arkansas-based CEO praises state’s professionalism appeared first on Marijuana Venture .
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09/21/2017 - 11:51pm
Jefferson County could see medical cannabis manufacturer in Redfield - Pine Bluff Commercial
(Arkansas, Cannabis, Facilities, Manufacture, Manufacturer, Medical Marijuana, United States, Dispensaries, Cultivation) Jefferson County could see medical cannabis manufacturer in Redfield Pine Bluff CommercialA Jefferson County native intends to open a company to manufacture medical cannabis, which would happen only if he receives a license from the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission. Arkansas will allow five cultivation facilities and 32 dispensaries, ...
http://www.pbcommercial.com/news/20170921/jefferson-county-could-see-medical-can...
09/21/2017 - 11:51pm
Businessman eyes Redfield for cannabis operation - Pine Bluff Commercial
(Arkansas, Cannabis, Facilities, Manufacture, Medical Marijuana, United States, Dispensaries, Cultivation) Pine Bluff Commercial Businessman eyes Redfield for cannabis operation Pine Bluff CommercialA Jefferson County native intends to open a company to manufacture medical cannabis, which would happen only if he receives a license from the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission. Arkansas will allow five cultivation facilities and 32 dispensaries, ...
http://www.pbcommercial.com/news/20170921/businessman-eyes-redfield-for-cannabis...
09/21/2017 - 6:15pm
Lab vies for Arkansas medical cannabis testing contract
(Arkansas, Cannabis, CBD, Medical Marijuana, News, Testing, United States, THC, Cultivation) At least one laboratory is throwing its hat in the ring to test medical marijuana in Arkansas. And with more than 300 applications submitted so far for the state’s five cultivation and 32 dispensary licenses, the MMJ program is starting to take shape. According to KATV, Little Rock-based Marygold Laboratories is planning to spend $1.1 million to enter the cannabis testing space. Marygold, a craft beer-testing lab, would check marijuana for potency – THC and CBD levels – as well as moisture and contaminants. The lab is holding out for International Organization ... Lab vies for Arkansas medical cannabis testing contract is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
https://mjbizdaily.com/lab-vies-arkansas-medical-cannabis-testing-contract/
09/20/2017 - 10:25am
Arkansas Medical Marijuana Applications Total 300,000 Pages, $3M in Fees
(Arkansas, Cannabis, Facilities, Medical Marijuana, News, United States, Dispensaries, Cultivation) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Natural State is weeding out a high number of applicants for limited spots in the budding medical marijuana business. The Alcoholic Beverage Control received a total of 322 submissions for the state's five cultivation facility and 32 dispensary licenses. STATE BY STATE: Arkansas Cannabis News "We knew people would wait until the last day but 200 different applications in the last day? That is not something we had in mind," said Scott Hardin, the ABC spokesperson. "When people were sleeping outside in lawn chairs overnight, that was a pretty good indication that it was going to be busy. You normally don't see people fighting to get into government buildings in the morning." Hardin said 224 applications were to sell medical marijuana while 98 were to grow. The total application fees came to $3.15 million, $1.68 million for dispensaries and $1.47 million for cultivation facilities. Read more ]]>
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09/19/2017 - 8:00pm
Lab to begin testing medical marijuana to meet expected demand from dispensaries, growers
(Arkansas, Cannabis, Growers, Medical Marijuana, Testing, United States, Dispensaries, Cultivation) LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — The medical marijuana industry continues to take shape in Arkansas, with more than 300 applicants currently vying to ...
http://katv.com/news/local/lab-to-begin-testing-medical-marijuana-to-meet-expect...
09/19/2017 - 9:51am
Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association Appoints Robert deBin to Board of Directors
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09/19/2017 - 8:18am
Hundreds submit Arkansas medical marijuana application - wreg.com
(Arkansas, Cannabis, Medical Marijuana, News, United States) wreg.com Hundreds submit Arkansas medical marijuana application wreg.comArkansas voters last year approved marijuana use by people with certain medical conditions. The new state Medical Marijuana Commission will review applications after the names of companies and individuals have been redacted and then select up to five ... Marijuana shops face hazy future as cloud of confusion envelops industry Crain's Detroit Business Kalamazoo postpones consideration of medical marijuana ordinances MLive.com 300 applications submitted for medical marijuana facilities KATV Arkansas Online - KARK - SFGate all 38 news articles »
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09/19/2017 - 8:00am
Arkansas receives 300 applications for medical cannabis licenses
(Arkansas, Cannabis, Medical Marijuana, News, United States) Arkansas received roughly 300 applications for medical marijuana business licenses , including about 200 on the final day the paperwork could be submitted. The Department of Finance and Administration took in 200-plus applications Monday on top of the roughly 100 that had been submitted since the process began, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. The turnout likely was a relief for Arkansas’ MMJ regulators considering no applications had been received a week and a half after the licensing process began June 30. The first applications weren’t submitted  until late August. An MMJ program spokesman told the ... Arkansas receives 300 applications for medical cannabis licenses is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
https://mjbizdaily.com/arkansas-receives-300-applications-medical-cannabis-licen...
09/18/2017 - 7:22pm
High Number of Applicants for Arkansas Medical Marijuana - U.S. News & World Report
(Arkansas, Cannabis, Medical Marijuana, News, United States, Cultivation) U.S. News & World Report High Number of Applicants for Arkansas Medical Marijuana U.S. News & World ReportTwo people wait with a cart containing their documents to submit an application to be part of Arkansas' medical marijuana system at the state Department of Finance and Administration Building on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in Little Rock, Ark. The pair ... 300 applications submitted for medical marijuana facilities KATV Some still opposed to medical marijuana in the Natural State THV 11 Many Wait Until Deadline Day To Turn In Medical Marijuana Cultivation, Dispensary Applications 5newsonline.com The Cannabist all 22 news articles »
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/arkansas/articles/2017-09-18/high-number...
09/18/2017 - 1:18am
Applications Due Monday to Become Medical Marijuana Facility in Arkansas - KARK
(Arkansas, Cannabis, Medical Marijuana, United States, Cultivation) KARK Applications Due Monday to Become Medical Marijuana Facility in Arkansas KARKLITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Quiet anticipation lines the walkway to the front door of the Department of Finance and Administration Sunday night in Little Rock. Doors were locked, offices empty, but in a few hours, last minute marijuana cultivation and ... and more »
http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/local-news/applications-due-monday-to-become...
09/11/2017 - 10:11pm
Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association launches
(Arkansas, Cannabis, Medical Marijuana, News, United States) 8/10/17–A coalition of leaders in health care, agricultural and legal sectors forms the basis of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association, which will be overseen by a seven-member board of directors, according to a news release. The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association will be the voice for medical marijuana cultivators, distributors and businesses that serve the industry in the state. Read
http://themarijuanareport.org/arkansas-medical-marijuana-association-launches/
09/08/2017 - 10:52am
Natural State Agronomics Applies for Medical Marijuana Cultivation License in Arkansas
(Arkansas, Cannabis, Facilities, Grower, Manufacturing, Medical Marijuana, Processing, Products, Research, United States, Dispensaries, Cultivation, Security) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 6, 2017) -- Natural State Agronomics Inc. officially submitted its application to be a medical marijuana grower for the State of Arkansas.Founded by Ken Shollmier of Arkansas's Economic State Commission, Natural State Agronomics will be the largest medical marijuana company and operation in the entire Southern United States. It will have a 66 plus acre, state of the art, secured compound. Natural State Agronomics Inc. will operate one of the largest processing and manufacturing facilities in the state of Arkansas. STATE BY STATE: Arkansas Cannabis News The existing 88,000 square foot facility will have all the latest technology, security, research, and processing capability enabling it to produce hundreds of infused medical products that will be available to the dispensaries. Natural State Agronomics Inc.'s product line will consist of medical products that range from infused water to hundreds of edible varieties. Read more ]]>
http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/Article/natural-state-agronomics-applies-fo...
09/05/2017 - 5:11pm
Benton County to review zoning for medical marijuana grower - KATV
(Arkansas, Cannabis, Grower, Medical Marijuana, United States, Cultivation) KATV Benton County to review zoning for medical marijuana grower KATVBENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Officials in Benton County are reviewing plans for a possible marijuana cultivation facility in the county as the state moves forward in implementing the sales of medical marijuana. The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ... and more »
http://katv.com/news/local/benton-county-to-review-zoning-for-medical-marijuana-...
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