Arkansas Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

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Minnesota is expanding the state’s medical cannabis program to include chronic pain, a move that is expected to substantially boost sales since the condition is typically the leading driver for MMJ recommendations.

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Marijuana businesses increasingly plan to sue if regulators fail to award them a business license

Cannabis companies, particularly multistate operators (MSOs), are increasingly incorporating lawsuits into their licensing application strategy in a bid to secure a permit in a highly sought-after market. That strategy of preparing to fight license rejections by state regulators, especially those lost by a narrow margin, is based on a number of factors: Many marijuana business […]

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Walmart pulls plug on all e-cigarette sales as vaping crisis roils marijuana industry

Walmart said Friday that it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam’s Clubs following a string of mysterious illnesses and deaths related to vaping. Walmart’s decision comes in the wake of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launching a criminal investigation into the vaping health crisis, bringing added scrutiny to the […]

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Cannabis industry insiders brace for potential fallout as health officials report new vaping deaths, issue warnings

U.S. health officials were once again cautioning the public to refrain from using vaping products as related respiratory illnesses and even deaths continued to be disclosed last week. As of Friday, officials linked at least five fatalities to e-cigarettes and electronic marijuana vaping devices. The outbreak has some in the cannabis industry expecting at least a […]

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Chart: Medical marijuana markets expanding at varying rates, with Oklahoma, Florida setting the pace

While medical marijuana is legally available in 36 states and Washington DC, the fragmented nature of the industry – each state creates its own set of rules – means each market grows at a different rate. The new quarterly release of the Marijuana Business Factbook presents updated profiles of each state market, highlighting the growth […]

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Chart: Arkansas medical marijuana sales top $353,000 via just two dispensaries, outpacing initial OH sales

Sales of medical marijuana in Arkansas are off to a strong start, with patients purchasing more than 50 pounds of cannabis in nearly 5,000 transactions in the first week dispensaries were open. The initial sales eclipsed those in Ohio, which has nearly four times the population. With sales underway, the Arkansas market could grow at a […]

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Arkansas medical cannabis dispensary sued for trademark infringement

Doctors Orders Pharmacy, a White Hall, Arkansas-based chain of drugstores, filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit against Doctors Orders Rx, one of the state’s two operating medical marijuana dispensaries. The situation underlines why marijuana firms should carefully consider legal due diligence as they develop names and marketing materials – or potentially face similar lawsuits. The pharmacy is […]

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Adult use in NJ a no-go for now, AR medical cannabis sales launch, new states allow edibles & more

New Jersey legislators abandon their current efforts to legalize recreational cannabis, Arkansas finally sees its first medical marijuana sales, MJ-infused edibles expand into new states – plus other important news from around the industry.   No-go in NJ Garden State lawmakers conceded that legalizing adult-use marijuana isn’t going to happen via a legislative move in the […]

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AR marijuana dispensaries could offer edibles, concentrates next week

Cannabis-infused edibles, concentrates and vape cartridges are expected to hit dispensaries in Arkansas sometime in the next several days, and the rules for the products are similar to those in other medical and adult-use marijuana markets. Robert Lercher, a spokesman for Bold Team, a licensed producer/processor, says it intends to have those products available by […]

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