Arkansas Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Arkansas halts review of medical marijuana dispensary applications

Arkansas regulators have stopped reviewing applications from businesses that want to sell medical cannabis, weeks after a judge struck down the state’s licensing process for growing the drug. A spokesman for the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) said Wednesday the Medical Marijuana Commission’s review of dispensary applications was halted in response to a judge’s […]

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Two successful applicants ask AR judge to lift order stopping medical marijuana licensing

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 […]

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Arkansas court battle over cannabis grow licenses heating up

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 […]

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Week in Review: MedMen-Cronos alliance, California MJ business licensing & Arkansas’ MMJ woes

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 […]

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Arkansas judge tosses medical marijuana growing licensing process

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 […]

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Arkansas judge considers effort to revamp medical cannabis licensing

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 […]

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Week in Review: CBD in gas stations, AG Sessions hints status quo for cannabis & Arkansas hits MMJ snag

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 […]

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Arkansas judge blocks state from licensing medical cannabis growers

An Arkansas judge has temporarily blocked regulators from issuing licenses to five companies to grow medical marijuana in response to complaints about the state’s process for reviewing applications for the facilities. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen on Wednesday issued a temporary restraining order against the state, which had planned to formally issue cultivation licenses […]

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Arkansas’ 5 medical marijuana license winners face challenges over winning bids

Arkansas regulators are receiving challenges in response to their licensing of the state’s first medical marijuana growers. Challenges of this type filed by unsuccessful applicants are a common occurrence in the industry after a state rolls out its first cannabis business licenses. The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission announced last month the five companies that scored high […]

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Week in Review: Massachusetts recreational marijuana delay, Arkansas’ MMJ growers & hemp victory

Massachusetts defers recreational marijuana delivery and onsite consumption, Arkansas approves five medical cannabis cultivators, and Washington state grants its floundering hemp program a reprieve. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. An ‘elegant’ solution The decision by Massachusetts regulators to delay licensing for stand-alone marijuana delivery […]

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Five companies picked to grow medical cannabis in Arkansas

Arkansas cannabis regulators on Tuesday announced the five companies the state intends to license to grow medical marijuana under a voter-approved amendment that legalized MMJ for certain patients. The growers approved by the Medical Marijuana Commission will provide cannabis for the 32 MMJ dispensaries the state eventually will license. The cultivation licenses are contingent on […]

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Week in Review: New York medical cannabis, the future of Colorado hemp & Maryland banking

New York approves an expanded line of medical marijuana products, a Colorado hemp producer departs for Arkansas, and a Maryland credit union welcomes MMJ businesses. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. New York blues It’s bullish news that one of New York’s licensed medical marijuana […]

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