Arkansas Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Colorado marijuana banker has plans for a national network

Omar Sacirbey  | September 14, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey

A Colorado-based credit union believes it may have the solution to marijuana businesses’ banking issues, one that it hopes will be available in six states by the end of this year and about 20 by the end of 2018.

Arkansas gets first medical marijuana dispensary application 

Bart Schaneman  | August 21, 2017

Arkansas has received its first application for a medical marijuana dispensary license.

The application was submitted last week, according to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, and regulators anticipate more applications to start arriving closer to the Sept. 18 submission deadline.

Arkansas began accepting MMJ business applications June 30 for five cultivation facilities and …

Arkansas medical cannabis industry group forms 

Bart Schaneman  | August 9, 2017

A former Arkansas attorney general and the chair of the medical board are part of a new group representing entities doing business in the state’s fledgling medical marijuana industry.

Ex-state AG Dustin McDaniel and Medical Board Chairman Dr. Steven Cathey are among the seven board members for the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association announced Wednesday.

The association’s acting executive …

Arkansas medical cannabis trade group creates physician locator

Omar Sacirbey  | August 3, 2017

In an effort to help Arkansas medical marijuana businesses drum up patients, the state’s cannabis industry trade association has compiled an online map listing doctors in the state who are willing to write MMJ certifications.

The Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association created the map, which currently includes nine doctors, according to Fort …

Arkansas medical marijuana business licenses available

Kevin Huhn  | June 20, 2017

Applications are now available for those who want to start medical marijuana businesses in Arkansas.

The state’s Medical Marijuana Commission on Monday posted the applications for licenses to operate MMJ cultivation facilities and dispensaries. Applications are expected to be accepted from June 30 until Sept. 18.

The commission has said

Arkansas finalizing medical cannabis industry rules

John Schroyer  | June 6, 2017

Arkansas officials are anticipating that between 20,000 and 40,000 residents will sign up to purchase medical cannabis, which is close to Marijuana Business Daily’s estimates of the potential patient pool.

The state Health Department’s chief lawyer, Robert Brech, told a joint meeting of the Senate and House Public Health Committee that running Arkansas’ …

Steep Hill opening cannabis testing labs in Arkansas, California

John Schroyer  | June 5, 2017

One of the most prominent cannabis testing labs in the nation, Steep Hill, is expanding its reach by opening new facilities in Arkansas and Los Angeles.

Both labs are licensed to operate under the Steep Hill brand, which means they’ll utilize the Berkeley, California-based company’s testing methods …

Arkansas readies medical cannabis application process

Omar Sacirbey  | May 31, 2017

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission is close to finalizing the details governing new business license applications to cultivate and sell MMJ, including how the agency plans to score permit applicants.

The application period begins in June. And the five sections contained in the applications will be scored on a 100-point system, the Arkansas …