Arkansas Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Arkansas lawmakers restrict medical marijuana advertising

As Arkansas medical cannabis businesses look forward to the launch of the state’s medical marijuana program, they are taking careful note of the fact that the Legislature just approved a bill to restrict advertising aimed at curbing children’s interest in MMJ products. Under the measure, which has now passed both chambers after being amended: Cultivators would […]

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Arkansas Senate passes medical cannabis bills affecting edibles, advertising

Arkansas marijuana entrepreneurs took note as the state Senate passed two bills aimed at restricting medical cannabis’ desirability to children by limiting certain edibles and restricting MMJ advertising. The two bills passed Tuesday codify rules already spelled out by the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Division. The measures were sent to the state House for consideration. […]

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Effort in Arkansas to add nearly 40 medical marijuana conditions falls short

An Arkansas legislative committee shelved an effort to more than triple the conditions that would qualify patients to use medical cannabis, a move that likely would have resulted in a more robust market. The proposal to expand the conditions list from 18 to 57 did not receive a motion to advance out of the House Rules Committee […]

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Arkansas to activate medical cannabis cards Feb. 15

Patients who registered for Arkansas’ medical marijuana program will see their cards become active next week, but dispensaries in the state likely won’t have the ability to sell MMJ to them until April at the soonest. The active ID cards could potentially allow eager patients to travel to neighboring Oklahoma – which allows reciprocity for […]

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AR licenses 32 dispensaries; medical cannabis sales possible around April

The 32 businesses that an Arkansas panel approved to sell medical marijuana in the state have been formally awarded their licenses, with sales expected to start as soon as April. The businesses received their licenses after paying a $15,000 licensing fee and posting a $100,000 performance bond. Four dispensaries are being allowed to operate in each […]

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Arkansas’ medical marijuana cultivation sites are all under construction

All five of Arkansas’ state-approved medical cannabis grower sites are being built out, a development that should come as good news for marijuana businesses that are looking to be part of a fully operational market in the state later this year. The program has been beset by delays since Arkansas voters approved a constitutional amendment […]

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Arkansas announces first medical marijuana dispensary licenses

Arkansas issued its first six licenses for businesses to sell medical marijuana in the state, another welcome development for cannabis company owners that have waited for the program to roll out since voters approved it in 2016. Sales aren’t likely to begin until April at the earliest. The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) […]

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