Arkansas lawmakers restrict medical marijuana advertising

As Arkansas medical cannabis businesses look forward to the launch of the state’s medical marijuana program, they are taking careful note of the fact that the Legislature just approved a bill to restrict advertising aimed at curbing children’s interest in MMJ products.

Under the measure, which has now passed both chambers after being amended:

  • Cultivators would be banned from advertising to the public, and dispensaries would be heavily restricted.
  • Dispensaries would not be allowed to use symbols such as cartoon characters that might attract children, and TV, radio, print and internet advertising could target only audiences that are less than 30% children.
  • Dispensaries would be prohibited from advertising within 1,000 feet of a school or day care center.

The measure codifies existing rules in the state’s Alcohol Beverage Control guidelines.

The Senate first passed a measure restricting advertising in March, an amended version was passed by the House and then the latest version was passed by the Senate on Monday.

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– Associated Press and Marijuana Business Daily

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4 comments on “Arkansas lawmakers restrict medical marijuana advertising
  1. Joni Gatlin on

    Arkansas will never get the medical for us. They keep dragging feet. Thousands have paid for cards and dispensaries paid thousands but they still cant open. They are taking our money and what do we get, more delays! They need to get off their a$$e$ and get this done!

    • Kay on

      Agreed!! Any updates on dispensary openings? Have not heard any news about this in a very long time. I thought things were suppose to be up and running by now. If anyone can enlighten me on this subject, I would appreciate it!

  2. Sherry Jones on

    Why hasn’t someone with money filed suit against the State of Arkansas for failing to abide by the amendment in 2016 which spelled out the time limits to provide this medicine?

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