Arkansas Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Arkansas Medical Marijuana News

Lawsuits challenge Arkansas’ medical cannabis licensing process

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 restraining order, if granted, would force the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission – the agency tasked […]

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Two new marijuana markets – AR and MA – encounter obstacles

Arkansas’ medical marijuana program and Massachusetts’ adult-use industry have encountered stumbling blocks that could slow their full-fledged launches. According to Talk Business and Politics, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission said it will need to push back the rollout of the program because of the time it will take to conduct FBI background checks for the […]

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Arkansas accountants cleared to do work for medical marijuana firms

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 […]

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Lab vies for Arkansas medical cannabis testing contract

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 […]

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Arkansas receives 300 applications for medical cannabis licenses

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 […]

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Arkansas gets first medical marijuana dispensary application 

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 32 dispensaries. Meanwhile, […]

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Arkansas medical cannabis industry group forms 

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 […]

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Arkansas medical cannabis trade group creates physician locator

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 Smith TV station KFSM. […]

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First Arkansas town approves medical marijuana regulations

The first municipality in Arkansas has granted formal approval to local rules that will govern medical marijuana companies that operate within its borders, setting the stage for the rest of the state to follow suit. Texarkana’s board of directors on Monday approved business license fees for dispensaries and medical cannabis growers, TV station KSLA reported. […]

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No applicants yet for Arkansas’ medical MJ business licenses

Would-be medical cannabis growers and dispensary owners in Arkansas have been able to submit applications for business permits for the past week and a half, but none have done so yet. Of course, hopeful marijuana businesses still have more than two months until the Sept. 18 deadline to apply for the five cultivation licenses and […]

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