Arkansas gov warns medical cannabis patients not to bring legal purchases over state line

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is cautioning medical marijuana patients there that buying MMJ products from licensed stores elsewhere to take back across state borders is against state and federal laws.

That warning could be especially unwelcome news for marijuana businesses in neighboring Oklahoma, which allows out-of-state cardholders to purchase MMJ at its licensed dispensaries.

Here’s a rundown of the current situation:

  • Hutchinson’s note came after Arkansas regulators announced last week they would issue medical marijuana identification cards to patients earlier than the previously announced date.
  • Some had concluded the move to give ID cards to Arkansans earlier could be a boon to Oklahoma cannabis businesses just across the state border, since Arkansas has seen significant delays in the launch of its own medical cannabis program.
  • There was also conjecture that the regulatory move in Arkansas was perhaps connected to recent news reports highlighting Oklahoma’s reciprocity law.

More details on the governor’s comments about Arkansans buying out-of-state marijuana can be found here.

8 comments on “Arkansas gov warns medical cannabis patients not to bring legal purchases over state line
    • William David Sharp on

      Mr Governor — if you would do what the citizens voted for instead constantly throwing up roadblocks all would be well. You and the Ark. government have once again made the people of Arkansas look stupid for voting for such old brown nose a**wipes.

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  1. Clifton Middleton on

    The politicians in Arkansas are the same old slave masters from the past and are proud, proud to be racist, law and order types. Conservative religious folk like to see punishment of anyone, to them it is entertainment and the God of Vengeance himself will reward them in kind.

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  2. Sam Flocks on

    His statements are consistent with the laws concerning possession.
    BUT what do you expect from the former head of the DEA. I think he should be imprisoned for violation of basic human rights for his imprisonment of people for drug usage. He is nothing more than a good old boy baptist who wants to control our behavior.

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  3. James Funderburk on

    I’m a good ol boy Baptist,but I’m certainly not racist and I will be a medical marijuana user…..if they ever get their crap together. I agree about ass but it’s not religions fault

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  4. Burnett on

    Can I come thru with my legally prescribed fentanyl, oxy or norco? Just wondering because these 3 have killed more people than cannabis ever will. So much ignorance and yet you are smart enough to govern a state!

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